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11 killed in Russia school shooting

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By IANS Updated: May 11, 2021 9:53 pm
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11 killed in Russia school shooting
Kazan:Ambulances and police cars and a truck are parked at a school after a shooting in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Russian media report that several people have been killed and wounded in a school shooting in the city of Kazan. Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported the shooting took place Tuesday morning, citing emergency services.AP/PTI Photo(AP05_11_2021_000109B)

Moscow, May 11 (IANS): At least 11 people were killed and 32 others injured on Tuesday in a shooting incident at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that a suspect has been arrested.

The incident took place at the school No. 175 in Kazan located in the country’s Tatarstan Region.

A source in the emergencies confirmed to the TASS News Agency that the victims comprised 10 children and a teacher.

Two children fell to their death after jumping out of a window on the third floor, according to the news agency.

The sources said that the first signal from a panic button at the school came in at 9.25 a.m. (local time), after the shooting had started five minutes earlier.

11 killed in Russia school shooting
Kazan : Medics and friends help a woman board an ambulance at a school after a shooting in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Russian media report that several people have been killed and four wounded in a school shooting in the city of Kazan. Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported the shooting took place Tuesday morning, citing emergency services. AP/PTI(AP05_11_2021_000198B)

There were 714 children and about 70 employees at the school, including 52 teachers, present at the time of the incident.

It was not clear if there were more shooters but the 17-year-old attacker who was arrested had shot eighth grade students and a teacher.

The TASS News Agency said he told the the police that he had placed a bomb at his home.

Law enforcement agencies are working at the scene, and security measures have been strengthened at all educational institutions in Kazan.

Kazan : A Russian emergency employee and a woman try to comfort a couple on their way to an ambulance at a school after a shooting in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Russian media report that some numbers of people have been killed and four wounded in a school shooting in the city of Kazan. Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported the shooting took place Tuesday morning, citing emergency services. AP/PTI(AP05_11_2021_000180B)

An eyewitness told the news agency that the attacker had carried out an explosion and then went on a shooting spree.

The school, founded in 2006, has 1,049 students and 57 teachers.

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov described the shooting as a “tragedy”, the BBC reported.

Responding to the attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would review Russia’s gun control laws.

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By IANS Updated: May 11, 2021 9:53:00 pm