26 September 2022

At least 13 people dead, 21 more wounded following school shooting in Russia

Authorities say gunman killed himself after the attack in Izhevsk.

A gunman has killed at least 13 people, including seven children, and wounded 21 others in a school in central Russia, authorities said.

According to Russia’s investigative committee, the shooting took place on Monday in a school in Izhevsk, a city around 960 kilometres east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region. Those wounded were 14 children and seven adults, the committee said. 

The governor of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov, said in a video statement earlier that the still unidentified gunman shot himself. 

The school, which educates children aged between five and 16, has been evacuated and the area around it has been fenced off, the governor said. 

According to the investigative committee, the gunman wore a black t-shirt with “Nazi symbols.” The committee also published a video of who it says is the gunman. The man was filmed lying responsive on a classroom floor with a large pool of blood by his head. No other details about the gunman or his motives have been released. 

  • Writer Chris Saunders
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