Yongzhou courthouse shooting

The Yongzhou courthouse shooting (Chinese: ) occurred on 1 June 2010 when 46-year-old Zhu Jun (朱军), armed with a submachine gun and 2 other weapons, entered the Lingling District People's Court (零陵区法院) in Yongzhou, Hunan and randomly killed 3 judicial workers who happened to be at work at an office on the 4th floor.[1]

Location of Yongzhou within Hunan


On 1 June 2010 just before 10:00am, Zhu Jun (朱军) entered the courthouse and randomly shot at people.[2] The attack resulted in 3 deaths (presiding judge Zhao Hulin,[3] deputy chief judge Jiang Qidong,[3] and court clerk Huang Lan[3]) and 3 injured persons.[4] The victims were not discussing the case of the assailant.[5] Zhu killed himself after the incident.[citation needed]

Zhu was apparently angry at the Chinese justice system about the results of his divorce settlement.[6] He had a son, and had separated from his wife 3 years previous to the incident.[4]

Zhu worked as the head of security at the Lingling District post office,[2] and had obtained the weapons from post office security personnel by pretending that he needed to take them to be examined.[7]


News of the attack was subject to internet censorship in the People's Republic of China. The Chinese Government ordered the major news portals to remove mentions of the incident, citing fear of copycat crimes.[8] For example, Baidu's Zhidao page on the incident was taken down.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Three judges shot dead at a court in Hunan, China". BBC News. 1 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Man Kills 3 Judges, Himself In China Court". Associated Press. June 1, 2010.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b c Liu, Tony (2010-06-01). "Man Shoots Himself after Killing Three Court Workers". The Economic Observer Online.
  4. ^ a b "湖南永州法院枪击案四死三伤 嫌犯携带三支枪". 财经网. 2010-06-01.
  5. ^ Wong, Gillian (June 1, 2010). "Man kills 3 judges, himself in China court". Associated Press/MSNBC. Archived from the original on June 5, 2010.
  6. ^ Jacobs, Andrew (June 1, 2010). "Fatal Shooting at Chinese Courthouse". New York Times.
  7. ^ "Man guns down three judges, kills himself". Xinhua/Associated Press/China Daily. 2010-06-02.
  8. ^ Jacobs, Andrew (June 1, 2010). "Bank Guard Kills 3 at Chinese Courthouse". New York Times.
  9. ^ 湖南永州法院枪击案四死三伤嫌犯携带三支枪 百度知道