Kazan, Russia School Shooting: At Least 9 Dead


Seven of the victims — 4 boys and three women — had been college students in eighth grade, in response to studies.

Last up to date on September 27, 2021, at 8:32 a.m. ET

Posted on May 11, 2021, at 5:28 a.m. ET

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People react close to an ambulance on the scene of the capturing.

At least 9 folks died in a college capturing and explosion within the Russian metropolis of Kazan on Tuesday, in response to Russian state-run media reports.

Seven college students, a trainer, and one other college worker died within the assault at School Number 175, RIA Novosti reported, citing Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of Tatarstan, the place Kazan is situated.

All seven college students — 4 boys and three women — had been in eighth grade. About 20 different folks had been injured.

Local reports counsel the assault started round 10 a.m. native time. Teachers and college students advised Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that they heard a strong explosion within the college earlier than they heard capturing and fled.

Neighbors throughout from the college shared videos on social media displaying smoke rising from the constructing moments after the primary blast was heard. Another video confirmed particles from inside the school.

“Video posted by Telegram news channels shows children jumping out of the school’s windows to the sounds of gunfire,” The Moscow Times reported. “The state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported that two more students died after jumping from a third-floor window, citing a source in the emergency services, but these deaths have not been confirmed.”

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A person lays flowers outdoors the college.

Minnikhanov stated the shooter, a 19-year-old with a registered weapon, had been arrested. The unbiased Novaya Gazeta information website recognized the alleged shooter as Ilnaz Galyaviyev and published {a photograph} of him in police custody. Novaya Gazeta stated he was a graduate of the college.

Footage published by the Telegram information channel Mash confirmed what gave the impression to be the shooter surrendering and being pinned to the bottom by police. Early studies steered a second shooter might have been concerned, however Minnikhanov stated “other accomplices haven’t been established.”

The lethal capturing prompted a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to tighten the nation’s gun legal guidelines, RIA Novosti reported, citing Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

Peskov advised reporters in Moscow that Putin gave a particular order to the pinnacle of the Russian National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, “to hammer out new regulations on the types of weapons that are designated for civilian use, and which weapons may be in the possession of citizens, including the types of small arms the gunman used in this shooting.”

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Police vehicles and ambulances outdoors the location of the capturing

“The fact is that sometimes, hunting weapons are registered as small arms, which in some countries are used as assault rifles, and so on. This too will be swiftly hammered out by the National Guard,” Peskov added.

School shootings in Russia and the previous Soviet Republics are rarer than they’re within the US, however their frequency has risen lately. In November 2019, a gunman shot and killed a scholar at a school in Russia’s far east earlier than killing himself. And in October 2018, in Russia-annexed Crimea, a scholar at a school there killed 20 folks earlier than turning the gun on himself.

Update: This submit has been up to date to extra clearly and precisely attribute the supply of some data.

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