Man detained after 2 hacked to death

Two killed, nine injured in Shenzhen supermarket knife attack

Two killed, nine injured in Shenzhen supermarket knife attack

The 30-year-old suspect was detained following the attack in the outlet in the city's Bao'an district, Xinhua news agency said, citing local police.

Two people were hacked to death and another nine injured by a man wielding a meat cleaver inside a Walmart store in China's southern city of Shenzhen.

Xinhua said the man was now unemployed but had left his home of Chongqing in southwest China in 2014 to become a migrant worker. In the notice, the family claimed Jiang has a mental illness. A motive for the attack was not immediately known, and no nexus to terrorism was announced. A medical evaluation will be conducted to confirm his mental state.

Sales of knives have faced stricter regulations following high-profile attacks, some of which have targeted children at or just outside kindergartens and elementary schools.