Nine People Killed in School Shooting in Kazan, Russia

Society » INCIDENTS | May 11, 2021, Tuesday // 12:37
Bulgaria: Nine People Killed in School Shooting in Kazan, Russia

Nine people have been killed and four are in hospital after a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the emergency services ministry.

There were conflicting reports about the situation, with some Russian news agencies reporting two teenage gunmen were involved and others saying one was involved.

RIA said one gunman had been detained and said an explosion had been heard at the school. It was not immediately clear what the motive for the attack was.

Video footage shared on social media showed emergency service vehicles parked outside the school, with people running towards the building. Other videos showed broken windows with debris outside.

One of the attackers was detained. According to the source, he shot seven eighth graders and one teacher. He informed the police while he was being detained that he had placed a bomb at his home.

According to a TASS source in the law enforcement agencies, on Tuesday two individuals opened fire at school No. 175 in Kazan. One of the attackers, a teenager aged 17, has been detained. The second attacker is still in the building.

Police and operative services are working on the scene. Children are being evacuated from the school and some students started jumping out of the windows to escape the shooting.

An eyewitness told TASS the attackers had carried out an explosion and then went on a shooting spree.

The electronic education system of the Republic of Tatarstan indicates that School No. 175 is located on Faizi Street in the Sovetsky district of Kazan. The school founded in 2006 provides instruction for 1,049 pupils and is the place where 57 teachers work.

"Several kids jumped out of the third-floor windows at some point, presumably in an effort to escape someone who was chasing them," said Dilyara Samigullina who was passing by the school building at the time of the incident.

 

 

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