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9 people killed in a school shooting in Russia – reports

According to the Interfax news agency, two gunmen opened fire in the school, and one of them "a 17-year-old" has already been apprehended.

By: AP | Moscow |
May 11, 2021 2:16:56 pm
Police and paramedics work at the scene of a shooting at Gymnasium No. 175 in Kazan. (Maksim Bogodvid/Sputnik/dpa/picture alliance)

A school shooting erupted Tuesday in the Russian city of Kazan, leaving eight students and one teacher dead, Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing local emergency services.

According to the Interfax news agency, two gunmen opened fire in the school, and one of them “a 17-year-old” has already been apprehended.

Local officials said some children were evacuated from the school but others still remained in the building. Authorities said additional security measures have been put into place in all schools in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan region, roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) east of Moscow.

While school shootings are relatively rare in Russia, there have been several violent attacks on schools in recent years, mostly carried out by students.

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