Gunman kills 15 at Russian school
The assailant committed suicide, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia.
At least 15 people were killed, including 11 children, in a shooting at a school in Izhevsk, central Russia, an “inhumane terrorist attack” according to President Vladimir Putin. p>
The president deeply regrets the death of people and children at this school where a terrorist attack was carried out, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.< /p>
As a result of the crime, 15 people died, including eleven children and four adults [and] 24 others injured including 22 children and 2 adults, the Investigation Committee said in the afternoon, reviewing its previous balance sheet on the rise. The president wishes healing to those injured in this inhuman attack, the Kremlin added.
The suspect, who committed suicide according to investigators, was wearing a black sweater symbolically Nazi and a balaclava. This is a former student of this school, Artiom K., born in 1988, they said in a separate statement.
We are checking if x27;he was a follower of neo-fascist positions and Nazi ideology, according to the same source.
The investigators also published a video showing the body of an individual lying on the ground, blood around the skull.
The facts took place in the morning in the x27;school n°88 of this city located just west of the Ural massif, a mountain range that separates European and Asian Russia. This city still houses the factories manufacturing Kalashnikov assault rifles.
The school's website indicates that it has nearly 1,000 students and 80 teachers.
According to the governor of the region, Alexander Bretchalov, the assailant killed the guard before opening fire inside the school.
Police and members of the emergency services work near the scene of the shooting at a school in Izhevsk.
The governor spoke, visibly moved, in a video made in front of the school. Behind him, medical personnel could be seen running into the building, some carrying a stretcher.
Investigators, criminalists and experts from the Russian Investigative Committee are working on the spot, the chairman of the country's main investigative body, Alexander Bastrykin, said in the afternoon.
According to the Ministry of Health, 14 ambulance teams are also on the site and a group of doctors must go to Izhevsk to help the victims.
An investigation for murder and illegal possession of weapons has been opened.
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.