At Least Seven Dead In Russia School Shooting


 A school shooting erupted Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing seven students and leaving 16 people hospitalized with wounds, a Russian governor reported.

Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of Russia’s Tatarstan republic which has Kazan as its capital, said on Tuesday that four male and three female eighth-grade students died in the shooting at the city’s School No. 175. Twelve more children and four adults were hospitalized in the attack, Minnikhanov said.

Officials said at least one gunman had been involved and detained, though there were unconfirmed reports of two attackers including one who had been killed.

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.

Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said seven children had been killed and 16 people wounded.

The mayor of Kazan said eight people had been killed, while Russian news agencies, citing official sources, said 11 people had died.

There were initial reports of two shooters, with one reportedly barricaded on the fourth floor of the building and killed, but officials later said a lone attacker had been responsible.

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