Gunman kills 13 at Russian school

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A shooter kills 13 in a school in Russia

The assailant committed suicide, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia.

At least 13 people were killed, including 7 children, in a shooting at a school in Izhevsk, central Russia.

According to preliminary data, 13 people, 6 adults and 7 minors, were victims of the crime, 14 children and 7 adults were injured, the Investigative Committee of Russia said on Monday, according to which the assailant committed suicide.

A previous report by the Russian Investigative Committee reported nine victims, including five children.

The suspect was wearing a black sweater with Nazi symbolism and a balaclava, added the same source, adding that his identity is being established.

Investigators also released a video showing the body of an individual lying on the ground with blood around his skull and wearing a black sweater with a red swastika on it.

Police found the body of the man who opened fire. According to our information, he committed suicide, he added.

Visibly moved, the governor of the region, Alexander Bretchalov, for his part indicated that x27;There are casualties among children and injured, in a video posted on Telegram.

He was speaking outside School No. 88 in Izhevsk. Behind him, members of the medical staff could be seen running into the building, some carrying a stretcher.

Police and members of the emergency services work near the scene of the shooting at a school in Izhevsk.

The school's website indicates that it has nearly 1,000 students and 80 teachers.

The facts took place in the morning in this city just west of the Urals, a mountain range that separates European and Asian Russia. This city of 650,000 inhabitants still houses the factories manufacturing Kalashnikov assault rifles.

According to Mr. Brechalov, an unidentified person entered the school before killing the guard and opening fire inside the school.

The evacuation is complete and the entire perimeter is cordoned off, he assured in his video, specifying that the Russian National Guard, the FSB security services and the authorities responsible for the #x27;investigation were already on site.

According to the Ministry of Health, 14 ambulance teams are also on the site and a group of doctors is due to go to Izhevsk soon to help the victims.

An investigation for murder and illegal carrying of weapons was quickly opened and transferred to the Investigative Committee of Russia, the country's main investigative body.

Monday's shooting comes amid a tense climate in many parts of Russia, amid the military mobilization of hundreds of thousands of reservists for Russia's offensive in Ukraine.

Monday also, a man opened fire in a Russian army recruitment center in Siberia, seriously injuring a serviceman. schools, tend to become more numerous in Russia in recent years. President Vladimir Putin was alarmed by this, seeing it as a phenomenon imported from the United States and a perverse effect of globalization, which led him to toughen the legislation on the wearing of #x27;weapons.

In April, a man opened fire in a kindergarten and killed two children and a teacher, before committing suicide, in the region of Ulyanovsk, also in central Russia.

The deadliest shooting was in October 2018. A student then killed 19 people before killing himself in a school in Kerch, in the annexed peninsula of Crimea.

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