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Russian college capturing in Kazan kills 7 college students, 1 trainer

MOSCOW (AP) – An armed man attacked a college within the Russian metropolis of Kazan on Tuesday morning, killing eight individuals – seven eighth grade college students and a trainer – and leaving 21 others hospitalized injured, Russian officers mentioned.

Russian media mentioned some college students had been in a position to escape the constructing throughout the assault, whereas others had been trapped inside. Dozens of ambulances lined up on the entrance to the college after the assault, with entry to the constructing fenced off by police.

Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Republic of Tatarstan, the place Kazan is the capital, mentioned 4 boys and three ladies, all eighth graders, died within the capturing. Minnikhanov’s press service later mentioned {that a} trainer was additionally killed.

“The terrorist was arrested, (he’s) 19 years outdated. A firearm is registered in his identify. Different accomplices haven’t been established, an investigation is underway, ”Minnikhanov mentioned after visiting the college, including that safety had been restored.

Authorities mentioned extra safety measures had been instantly put in place in any respect faculties in Kazan, a metropolis 700 kilometers east of Moscow. Additionally they introduced a day of mourning on Wednesday to honor the victims of the capturing.

In accordance with Tatarstan well being officers, 21 individuals had been hospitalized with accidents after the assault, together with 18 kids, six of whom are in intensive care.

Russian state information company RIA Novosti earlier reported that 11 individuals had been killed within the Kazan capturing. There was no approach to instantly reconcile the completely different dying figures.

Police have opened a prison investigation into the capturing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the households of the victims and injured within the capturing and ordered the federal government to assessment gun laws in gentle of the assault. The Russian Emergency Ministry despatched a aircraft with medics and medical provides to Kazan.

Whereas college shootings are comparatively uncommon in Russia, there have been a number of violent assaults on faculties lately, principally carried out by college students.

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