In Russia, an assassination attempt has probably taken place in a school in Izhevsk: there are dead and injured – including the perpetrator.
Update from Tuesday, September 27, 12:45 p.m .: The number of dead after the shots in a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk has now risen to 17. “ According to the Russian investigative body, 17 people died, including eleven children and six adults,” the state news agency TASS reported on Monday evening. The department of the Interior Ministry of the Udmurt Republic also assumes that more than 20 people were injured. Some children were injured jumping out of school windows.
The perpetrator killed himself, according to the Interior Ministry. The investigating authorities also gave details of the identity of the perpetrator: It was a 34-year-old who had previously been a student at school no. 88. He is said to have fired two Makarov pistols. The man is said to have been in mental health care for problems. He has also been fined with a fine.
The Russian government described the fatal shooting in Izhevsk as a “terrorist act”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the perpetrator “apparently belongs to a neo-fascist organization or group.” According to the investigating authorities, the man was wearing a black T-shirt with Nazi symbols when he committed the crime. Evidence of this has not yet been presented.
+++ 1.30 p.m .: The Kremlin has described the deadly shots in a Russian school as a “terrorist act”. “President Putin is deeply saddened by the deaths of people, children at the school where the terrorist act took place,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. The attack on the school in Izhevsk is said to have killed 13 people. Among them are seven children and six adults, according to the authorities. The perpetrator killed himself, it was said.
In the afternoon, the investigators also named the man’s identity, saying it was a 34-year-old who was once a student there. Kremlin spokesman Peskov said he “appeared to belong to a neo-fascist organization or group.” Investigators said the man was wearing a black T-shirt with Nazi symbols and a balaclava.
Shots at a Russian school: at least 14 dead, including seven children
+++ 11.45 a.m .: The number of reported fatalities from shots in a Russian school rose to 14 on Monday. This was announced by the national investigative committee in new information, including seven children and seven adults. Nine deaths had previously been reported, including at least two teachers and two security guards. The Interior Ministry of the Republic of Udmurtia initially spoke of six dead and 20 injured in the city of Izhevsk.
The investigative authority confirmed that there were 21 injured, including 14 children and 6 adults. “In Udmurtia today there was a tragedy in Izhevsk at school 88. A person who has not yet been identified broke into the school and killed a security guard, that is already known,” Governor Alexander Brechalov said shortly after the crime. “There are child casualties and injuries,” he said.
The perpetrator killed himself, as confirmed by the region’s interior ministry. There was initially no information on the background to the fact in the city around 1200 kilometers east of the Russian capital Moscow. In Russia there have already been multiple rampages at educational institutions with many dead and injured.
Update from Monday, September 26, 11 a.m.: According to the national investigative committee, the number of deaths in the Russian school has increased to nine. Among them are said to be five children. The Interior Ministry of the Udmurt Republic had previously spoken of six dead and 20 injured. “In Udmurtia today there was a tragedy in Izhevsk at school 88. A person who has not yet been identified broke into the school and killed a security guard, that is already known,” Governor Alexander Brechalov said shortly after the crime. “There are child casualties and injuries,” he said.
First report from Monday, September 26, 10:30 a.m.: Ischwesk – Shots were fired in the Russian city of Ischwesk on Monday morning (September 26). According to initial reports, an attacker killed a security guard and then shot children. At least six people were killed, according to the Russian Interior Ministry. In addition to the AFP news agency, this is also reported by the BBC from Great Britain.
There are also said to be 20 injured. According to local authorities in Russia, the suspected shooter committed suicide. The school building has already been evacuated. Numerous emergency services are on site, it was said several times. (tu/AFP)