In Russia, School Shooting Leaves 13 Dead

Including at least 7 children in Izhevsk
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 26, 2022 5:41 AM CDT
In Russia, School Shooting Leaves 13 Dead
Police and paramedics work at the scene of a shooting at school No. 88 in Izhevsk, Russia, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.   (AP Photo)

A gunman killed 13 people, including seven children, and wounded 21 other people in a school in central Russia on Monday, authorities said. Russia's Investigative Committee said the shooting took place in a school in Izhevsk, a city about 600 miles east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region. Those wounded were 14 children and seven adults, the committee said, per the AP. The governor of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov, said in a video statement that the still unidentified gunman shot himself.

The school educates children between grades 1 and 11. It has been evacuated, and the area around it has been cordoned off. According to the investigative committee, the gunman wore a black T-shirt with “Nazi symbols.” No other details about the shooter or his motives have been released. Izhevsk, a city of 640,000, is located west of the Ural mountains in central Russia. As CNN notes, it is best known as the home of the AK-47 because Soviet lieutenant general Mikhail Kalashnikov, credited with the weapon's development, lived there. In this shooting, the gunman is believed to have used two pistols, per the BBC.

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