At least 11 people killed in Russian Federation school shooting

11 Mai, 2021, 22:46 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Russian media said at least eight children were among those killed in the attack on Tuesday.

The initial report said another suspect was in a standoff with police inside the school, but officials later confirmed that the teenager is thought to have acted alone.

He said a 19-year-old "terrorist" who was "officially registered as a gun owner" had been arrested in the attack, according to Reuters. Minnikhanov said it wasn't clear yet whether the gunman had accomplices or acted alone.

Distressing video footage shared on social media showed some students jumping out of the windows to escape the shooting.

Minnikhanov added that 18 students and three adults have been hospitalized with injuries of varying severity.

Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case of mass murder.

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Attacks on schools are rare in Russian Federation, and President Vladimir Putin reacted by ordering the head of the country's National Guard to revise regulations on the types of weapons allowed for civilian use.

The victims at Kazan's School No. 175 some 820 kilometers east of Moscow include one teacher, one female school employee and seven eighth-grade students - four boys and three girls, the republic of Tatarstan's head Rustam Minnikhanov told state media.

School shootings in Russian Federation are relatively rare, but they have increased in recent years. In the wake of that attack, Putin ordered authorities to tighten control over gun ownership.

Officers by the Russian school where two attackers reportedly opened fire on May 11, 2021.

The Kremlin sent a plane with doctors and medical equipment to Kazan, and the country's health and education ministers headed to the region.

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