The Strathfield massacre was a shooting rampage which took place at a Strathfield shopping centre in Sydney, Australia on August 17, 1991. The gunman was 33-year-old taxi driver Wade Frankum, who killed seven and injured six before turning the gun on himself as police arrived at the scene. Frankum arrived at Strathfield Plaza at around 1:00pm, and sat in a café called The Coffee Pot, where he drank several cups of coffee. At approximately 3:30pm, apparently without provocation, Frankum pulled a 20-inch bowie knife from an army surplus duffel bag and repeatedly stabbed one of two teenage girls who were sitting behind him, killing the girl. Leaving the knife in the body of the girl, he pulled a Chinese-made SKS semi-automatic rifle out of his duffel bag and shot around the café, killing several more people. He then shot the café's owner dead and fled into the main area of the mall, where he killed his last victim. Frankum then proceeded up the escalator to the rooftop car park and held a car owner at gunpoint, demanding that she drive him to a nearby suburb. Before the woman could start her car, police began to arrive on the scene. Hearing the approaching sirens, Frankum apologised to the woman and then got out of the car, knelt on the ground, and committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.