Death toll rises to 13 in Russian school shooting

At least 20 people were wounded in the incident, according to the Udmurtia branch of Russia's interior ministry

Published : 26 Sept 2022, 08:32 AM
Updated : 26 Sept 2022, 08:32 AM

At least 13 people have died in a school shooting in the Russian city of Izhevsk, the TASS news agency quoted Russia's Investigative Committee as saying on Monday.

The motive for the shooting in Izhevsk, capital of the Udmurtia region about 970 km (600 miles) east of Moscow, was unclear.

The Udmurtia branch of the interior ministry said the body of the gunman was discovered by police at the scene. Russia's Investigative Committee said the attacker had killed nine people before committing suicide. The victims included five children, two teachers and two security guards, it said.

Russia has seen several school shootings in recent years.

In May 2021, a teenage gunman killed seven children and two adults in the city of Kazan. In April 2022, an armed man killed two children and a teacher at a kindergarten in the central Ulyanovsk region before committing suicide.

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