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13 dead, 21 wounded in Russia school shooting

2022-09-26 HKT 16:40
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  • The governor of the Udmurtia region, Alexander Brechalov, arrives at the school where the shooting takes place. Photo: Telegram/@brechalov/AFP
    The governor of the Udmurtia region, Alexander Brechalov, arrives at the school where the shooting takes place. Photo: Telegram/@brechalov/AFP
A gunman on Monday morning killed 13 people and wounded 21 others in a school in central Russia, authorities said.

Governor of the Udmurtia region, Alexander Brechalov, said in a video statement that an unidentified gunman got into a school in Izhevsk, the region's capital.

“There are victims among the children, there are wounded too,” Brechalov said.

Authorities later said seven children were among the dead.

The Russian Interior Ministry said on Telegram: "The body of the man who opened fire has now been found by police. According to reports, he committed suicide."

Children between grades 1 and 11 attend the school. It has been evacuated and the area around it has been fenced off, officials said.

There was no word yet on a motive for the attack.

Izhevsk, a city of 640,000, is located west of the Ural mountains in central Russia. (Agencies)
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Last updated: 2022-09-26 HKT 18:20