Six high school students including a school teacher have been feared killed during a deadly shooting incident which occurred in the central Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday May 11.
The incident which left seven victims dead was confirmed on Tuesday by the Governor of Tatarstan republic, Rustam Minnikhanov who informed that the attack happened 820km (510 miles) east of Moscow, in the mainly Muslim republic of Tatarstan.
According to him, four male and three female eighth-grade students died in the shooting. Minnikhanov’s press service later added that a teacher was also killed.
More than 20 others, mostly children were reportedly wounded. A 19-year-old suspect was detained. Minnikhanov said; “The terrorist has been arrested, (he is) 19 years old. A firearm is registered in his name. Other accomplices haven’t been established, an investigation is underway.”
Amateur footage on social media, apparently filmed from a nearby building, showed people escaping from the school by jumping from second- and third-floor windows, with sounds of gunshots echoing in the schoolyard.
Russian investigators said the gunman was a Kazan resident, who is believed to have studied at the school in the past. He has not been officially named. A video on social media captured a teenager lying on the ground apparently being detained outside the building.