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Fatal Shooting at a Russian School, Claimed 13 Lives

A gunman has opened fire at a school in central Russia, killing at least 13 people and injuring 21, Russian officials say

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
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RUSSIA: In the Russian city of Izhevsk, 600 miles east of Moscow, a school shooting happened on Monday, leaving at least 21 people injured and 13 dead.

Seven children and six adults were killed including two security guards and two teachers, as per officials’ records. Staff and pupils have been evacuated from the school building.

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The Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement that, “First through eleventh graders are taught at School Number 88, which was invaded by a shooter. This act resulted in the deaths of nine people, including two teachers, two security officers from the school, and five kids.”

The gunman has reportedly “committed suicide,” and the motive is unclear. There are emergency personnel on the site. He was a former pupil of the school.

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The shooter, who was not carrying identification, “was wearing a black top with Nazi emblems and a balaclava,” according to investigators. Investigators added that they are working to determine his identity.

According to the interior ministry of Russia, the attack left around 21 people hurt. Alexander Brechalov, the region’s governor, acknowledged “casualties and wounds among children” in a video message outside Izhevsk’s School No. 88.

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Videos that have been published by Russian media seem to depict chaos inside the structure where the shooting occurred. In some of the videos, kids can be seen huddling beneath desks, and there is blood on the floor of the classroom and a gunshot hole in the window.

Against the backdrop, rescue and medical personnel could be seen at the site, some of whom were carrying stretchers as they ran inside the school.

Izhevsk, a city with a population of around 630,000, is the regional capital of the Udmurt Republic of Russia and is situated about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) east of Moscow. Three days of mourning were proclaimed by the local governor, Aleksandr Brechalov.

Russia has experienced at least 13 mass shootings in the last three years, including one at a school in Kazan in May 2021 that left nine people dead and 23 injured.

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