Woo Bum-kon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Woo Bum-kon

South Korean spree killer, mass murderer and off-duty police officer who got drunk and killed 57 people with rifles and hand grenades, injured a further 38, before blowing himself up with one of his hand grenades on April 27, 1982

Date of Birth: 24-Feb-1955

Place of Birth: South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

Date of Death: 27-Apr-1982

Profession: police officer, spree killer, mass murderer

Nationality: South Korea

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Woo Bum-kon

  • Woo Bum-kon (or Wou Bom-kon, February 24, 1955 – April 27, 1982) was a South Korean policeman and spree killer who killed 56 people and wounded 35 others in several villages in Uiryeong County, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, during the night from April 26 to April 27, 1982, before committing suicide.His rampage remained the deadliest known mass murder committed by a lone gunman in modern history until the Norway attacks of July 22, 2011, and was the deadliest deliberate single loss of life in South Korean history until the Daegu subway fire in 2003.

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