Sep 20, 2021 - World

Shooting at Russian university leaves at least 6 dead, 28 injured

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Women react as students evacuate a building at Perm State University in Russia on Sept. 20, 2021, following the shooting. Photo: Olga Yushkova/AFP via Getty Images

At least six people were killed and 28 were wounded after a gunman opened fire at Russia's Perm State University on Monday, investigators said.

Driving the news: The Investigative Committee of Russia identified the shooter as a student but has not released a name. The committee said the suspect was injured while resisting arrest and was taken to a "medical institution."

  • Investigators said the suspect purchased the gun in May.
  • Of the 28 wounded, some "were hospitalized with injuries of varying severity," per the committee.

State of play: Students and university staff locked themselves in rooms, and the university instructed those who could to leave the campus.

  • The university has around 12,000 enrolled students and approximately 3,000 were on campus during the shooting, per AP.

What they're saying: Russian President Vladimir Putin "conveys [his] deep condolences to those who lost their relatives and friends as a result of this tragedy," a Kremlin spokesperson said, according to the state's Tass News Agency.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include new information from the Investigative Committee of Russia, which revised the death toll from eight to six.

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