6 dead, 20 wounded in school shooting in Russia's Izhevsk

Governor of the Udmurtia region said the unidentified shooter got into a school in Izhevsk and killed a guard and some of the children there.

6 dead, 20 wounded in school shooting in Russia's Izhevsk Russia school shooting (Representative image)
Press Trust of India | Sep 26, 2022 - 2:25 p.m. IST
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MOSCOW: A gunman on Monday morning killed six people and wounded 20 others in a school in central Russia, local police said. Governor of the Udmurtia region, Alexander Brechalov, said in a video statement that the still unidentified shooter got into a school in Izhevsk, the region's capital, killed a guard and some of the children there.

“There are victims among the children, there are wounded too,” Brechalov said. The school educated children between grades 1 and 11. According to the governor and local police, the gunman shot himself.

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The school has been evacuated and area around it has been fenced off, the official said. No details about the gunman or his motives have been released. Izhevsk, a city of 640,000, is located west of the Ural mountains in central Russia, about 960 kilometres (596 miles) east of Moscow.


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