Death toll in shooting in Russia's Izhevsk school rises to 13 - UPDATED

  26 September 2022    Read: 734
Death toll in shooting in Russia

The death toll in a shooting incident in a school in Izhevsk has risen to 13, including seven children, the Russian Investigative Committee told TASS on Monday.

The incident also left 21 people, including 14 kids, wounded, the investigators added.

"According to preliminary reports, the crime claimed the lives of 13 people, including six adults and seven young children. Fourteen people and seven kids were wounded," the investigators specified.

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At least thirteen people were killed and 22 others injured in a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, TASS news agency reported on Monday.

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. 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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