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Man attacks girls with cleaver in China

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A witness said the man targeted every girl he encountered in the restaurant
  • Man, thought to be about 20 years old, then jumped from a three-story building
  • Last week a man was sentenced to death for attacking 29 kindergarten students
RELATED TOPICS
  • China
  • Guangzhou

Beijing, China (CNN) -- A man attacked six young women with a meat cleaver at a busy Chinese market before committing suicide by jumping out of a building, according to state-run media.

Two of the six were seriously injured, according to the state-run Guangzhou Daily. All of the victims were hospitalized.

The attack occurred about 7 p.m. Sunday (7 a.m. ET) in the market in Foshan, Guangzhou province, according to the report. The man, thought to be about 20 years old, jumped from a three-story building and died, according to Guangzhou Daily.

A witness said the man held a cleaver in his right hand and first rushed into a restaurant, striking a waitress on her shoulder, then left the restaurant, attacking another woman not far from the business, also on the left shoulder, Guangzhou Daily said.

The witness said the man targeted every woman he encountered, especially young women.

The victims included an 18-year-old woman who owned a take-out food shop, according to the Guangzhou Daily. The husband of a second victim told the newspaper his wife was shopping for groceries with him when she was attacked, sustaining an injury to her right shoulder.

Last week, a man was sentenced to death for attacking 29 kindergarten students and three teachers with a knife April 29, according to state media. The Taixing Intermediate People's Court found Xu Yuyuan, 47, guilty of intentional homicide after a half-day trial.

Also last week, a man with a kitchen cleaver hacked seven kindergarten students and a teacher to death at a school in northwest China before returning home and committing suicide, state media reported.