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Russia: Izhevsk school shooting claims several lives, gunman dead

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In a major attack of its kind, a gunman opened fire at a school in central Russia on Monday.
At least 13 people were killed and 21 others got injured, as per Russian officials.

Among the victims, at least seven schoolchildren were shot dead in this mass shooting.
The school had about 1,000 pupils in the city of Izhevsk.

Soon after the attack, the gunman also killed himself yet the motive remains unclear. Emergency officials reached the area as soon as the news broke.

Some of the Russian media outlets posted videos showing panicked people inside the building where the shooting took place.

Izhevsk in Russia

Russia: Izhevsk school shooting claims several lives, gunman dead
Izhevsk in Russia

The disturbing footage shows bloodstains on a classroom floor with a bullet hole in one of the school windows. It also shows children crouching down underneath their desks to save themselves from the deadly shooting.

Russia School Shooting

The victims also had two security guards and two teachers. While the staff and pupils were soon evacuated from the school buildings.

The Russian school shooting attacker has not yet been identified. In one of the videos shared online, the gunman can be seen wearing a T-shirt with a Nazi symbol and a balaclava.

Furthermore, this Russian school is in the center of Izhevsk city which is close to other central government buildings.

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Hina Fatima Khan
Hina Fatima Khanhttps://thevocalnews.com/
Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.
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