Nine killed and 20 wounded in Russian school shooting

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By Carina Murphy

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At least nine people - including five children - have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire at a school in Russia.

According to the Russian Investigative Committee, victims of the attack in the city of Izhevsk included five children, two teachers, and two security guards.

Per Sky News, a further 20 people were injured in the shooting.

The gunman's body was reportedly found at the scene, where had shot himself. His motive is unclear, though state news agency Tass has quoted investigators as saying that he wore a T-shirt with a Nazi symbol on it.

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Izhevsk, Russia. Credit: Daria Trefilova / Alamy

There are around 1,000 pupils at the school, which is located in the city of Izhevsk about 600 miles east of Moscow. The school site has been evacuated and cordoned off following the attack.

Per BBC News, Russian media have released videos of the attack. The clips appear to show panic inside the building where the shooting occurred, with children running to evacuate the premises and armed responders arriving on the scene.

Another video shared by the Russian Investigative Committee appears to show the gunman lying dead on a classroom floor. He is dressed in a black shirt with a Nazi swastika emblazoned on the front, and surrounded by blood.

Footage of wounded victims being escorted out of the building and helped by first aid responders is also being circulated on social media. In one clip, a man with blood on his chest can be seen being supported by an emergency responder while police try to keep panicked bystanders away from the school.

Per The New York Times, the gunman injured a military recruitment officer. However, there appears to be no link between the shooting in Siberia and the attack on the Izhevsk school.

Featured Image Credit: Quatrox Production / Alamy

Nine killed and 20 wounded in Russian school shooting

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By Carina Murphy

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At least nine people - including five children - have been shot dead after a gunman opened fire at a school in Russia.

According to the Russian Investigative Committee, victims of the attack in the city of Izhevsk included five children, two teachers, and two security guards.

Per Sky News, a further 20 people were injured in the shooting.

The gunman's body was reportedly found at the scene, where had shot himself. His motive is unclear, though state news agency Tass has quoted investigators as saying that he wore a T-shirt with a Nazi symbol on it.

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Izhevsk, Russia. Credit: Daria Trefilova / Alamy

There are around 1,000 pupils at the school, which is located in the city of Izhevsk about 600 miles east of Moscow. The school site has been evacuated and cordoned off following the attack.

Per BBC News, Russian media have released videos of the attack. The clips appear to show panic inside the building where the shooting occurred, with children running to evacuate the premises and armed responders arriving on the scene.

Another video shared by the Russian Investigative Committee appears to show the gunman lying dead on a classroom floor. He is dressed in a black shirt with a Nazi swastika emblazoned on the front, and surrounded by blood.

Footage of wounded victims being escorted out of the building and helped by first aid responders is also being circulated on social media. In one clip, a man with blood on his chest can be seen being supported by an emergency responder while police try to keep panicked bystanders away from the school.

Per The New York Times, the gunman injured a military recruitment officer. However, there appears to be no link between the shooting in Siberia and the attack on the Izhevsk school.

Featured Image Credit: Quatrox Production / Alamy