kids amongst thirteen killed in Russian school taking pictures

A gunman killed thirteen people, collectively with seven kids, and wounded greater than 20 at a school in Russia on Monday earlier than committing suicide, investigators mentioned.

The identification of the attacker and the motive for the taking pictures in Izhevsk, about 970 kilometres east of Moscow, weren’t clear.

Russia’s Investigative Committee, which handles predominant crimes, mentioned the gunman was sporting a balaclava. It launched a quick video displaying his physique mendacity on the floor of a classroom with overturned furnishings and papers strewn on the floor. He was dressed all in black, with a pink swastika in a circle drawn on his T-shirt.

The committee mentioned the six grownup victims included lecturers and safety guards. It mentioned 21 people, collectively with 14 kids, had been wounded.

The state-run Tass information agency quoted investigators as saying the attacker was armed with two pistols and a large current of ammunition.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned President Vladimir Putin “deeply mourns” the deaths. Peskov mentioned docs, psychologists and neurosurgeons had been despatched on Putin’s orders to metropolis.

Russia has seen completely different school shootings in latest occasions.

In might 2021, a teenage gunman killed seven kids and two adults inside metropolis of Kazan. In April 2022, an armed man killed two kids and a coach at a kindergarten inside the central Ulyanovsk area earlier than committing suicide.

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