The Monash University shooting refers to a shooting in which a student shot his classmates and teacher, killing two and injuring five. It took place at Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on October 21, 2002. The gunman, Huan Yun Xiang, was acquitted of crimes related to the shootings due to mental impairment, and is currently under psychiatric care. Several of the people present in the room of the shootings have been commended for their bravery in tackling Xiang and ending the shooting.
Events of October 21
At 11:24am on October 21, armed with five loaded handguns, opened fire in room E 659 of the Menzies Building on Monash's Clayton campus
Xiang killed two students in the room:
Xu Hui "William" Wu, an international student from Hong Kong and neighbour of Xiang's in Melbourne; and