A swastika-clad gunman opened fireplace at a faculty in central Russia on Monday, killing at the very least 15 individuals, 11 of them kids, earlier than turning the gun on himself, authorities stated.
The gunman’s identification and motive weren’t instantly clear within the aftermath of bloodshed at College No. 88 in Izhevsk, which is about 600 miles east of Moscow.
Russia’s Investigative Committee (IC) launched video which purportedly confirmed the gunman’s physique in a classroom. He gave the impression to be sporting almost all-black, together with a balaclava protecting his face and a T-shirt shirt with a crimson swastika drawn on it.
“I categorical my deep, honest condolences to the family members and associates of those that died because of the cynical and ruthless assault on the college in Izhevsk,” IC Chairman Alexander Bastrykin stated in an announcement.
“The monstrous crime claimed the lives of kids, together with very younger ones, and adults. This can be a horrible tragedy, a heavy loss for all of us.”
The gunman was armed with two pistols and a further, giant provide of ammunition, the Russian state information company Tass reported.
Monday’s assault was the newest in a number of latest faculty shootings in Russia.
Seven kids and two adults had been gunned down in Could final 12 months throughout an assault in Kazan.
And in April, a person killed two kids and a instructor at a kindergarten in Veshkayma, a city within the central Ulyanovsk area, earlier than dying by suicide.
Reuters and Related Press contributed.