Updated Sep 26, 2022 - World

At least 15 killed and 24 wounded in Russian school shooting

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At least 15 people were killed and another 24 injured after a gunman opened fire at a school in the city of Izhevsk located in central Russia, on Monday, AP reported, citing Russia’s Investigative Committee.

Driving the news: Among those killed were 11 children. A security guard and two teachers were also killed, per the Washington Post.

  • The gunman was allegedly armed with two weapons at the time of the shooting and also killed himself.
  • 22 children were among those injured.

The big picture: Russia's investigative committee identified the shooter as Artem Kazantsev, 34, a former student at the school and a local resident of Izhevsk, per the Post.

  • They noted that Kazantsev was wearing clothing at the time of the shooting that bore a red swastika, but did not elaborate on possible motives.
  • Izhevsk, in the Udmurtia region, is about 600 miles east of Moscow.

What they're saying: “President Putin deeply mourns deaths of people and children in the school, where a terrorist act took place,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters, per AP.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details.

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