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The Montreal Killer Was Death-Obsessed Goth

The shooter in Montreal college was a 25-year-old Indian-born Kimveer Gill.

The Montreal gunman, 25-year old Sikh, who killed one woman and wound 19 other people, had an obsession with guns and death, according to his online journal.

Montreal's police chief, Yvan Delorme, confirmed that the gunman, who died at the scene after a shootout with police, was a 25-year-old Indian-born Kimveer Gill who lived in Montreal suburbs.

Gill, who wrote on the Goth-themed that he loved guns and hated people, chose his credo as "Live fast, die young and leave a mutilated corpse."

In another blog under nickname "Fatality666" Kimveer Gill posted several photographs showing him brandishing automatic weapons and hunting knives. "Anger and hatred simmers within me," reads the photo caption.

In one posting, when asked, "How do you want to die?" Kimveer Gill said replied, "Like Romeo and Juliet or in a hail of gunfire." His favourite game was Super Columbine Massacre, an Internet-based computer game that simulated the April 20, 1999, shootings at the Colorado high school where two students wearing trench coats killed 13 people before committing suicide. 
Gill called himself "Trench" and "Angel of Death" and indeed on the massacre scene in Montreal college he was wearing a black trenchcoat, combat boots and hair cut in Mohawk.

Eyewitnesses said Gill began shooting outside the college at 2:41 PM on Wednesday, and he proceeded though its main doors to continue firing in all directions inside.

Police arrived almost immediately, as they have been in the area. The policemen followed the gunman inside. Gill died after exchanging gunfire with police.

Montreal health officials said that among the 19 people wounded, six are still in critical condition from gunshot wounds including two who were in danger for their lives.

The shooting took place in and around an English-language Dawson College, school with about 10,000 students aged between 16 and 19, located in the centre of Montreal, Canada's second biggest city.