At least nine people, including eight schoolchildren and a teacher were killed after two attackers open fired in a high school in Russia’s Kazan, news agency Interfax reported.
Two unidentified people carried out the attack, in which, the second gunman was killed, reported local media. The 17-year-old shooter, who was executed, reportedly barred himself in the fourth floor of the building, TASS news agency reported, quoting law enforcement source.
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TASS also said that 10 people had been injured and were rushed to the hospital. A teacher told TASS, “I was in class, I first heard an explosion, then gunshots.”
The city administration said that children were evacuated from the school and security was increased at all educational facilities in the city.
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Rustam Minnikhanov, the Tatarstan President arrived at the scene of the shooting, news agencies reported.
Russia has a record of very low numbers in school shootings due to tight security in educational facilities and difficulty in buying weapons legally, although registering hunting rifles can be easily done.