Gunman kills at least 9, wounds 20 in school shooting in Russia

Victims include five children, two teachers and two security guards, as motive behind shooting in Izhevsk remains unclear; governor says unidentified gunman shot himself

A gunman killed at least nine people, including five children, and wounded 20 others at a school in Russia on Monday before committing suicide, Russian officials said.
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  • The motive for the shooting in Izhevsk, capital of the Udmurtia region about 970 km (600 miles) east of Moscow, was unclear.
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    The scene of the shooting in Izhevsk
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    The Udmurtia branch of the interior ministry said the body of the gunman was discovered by police at the scene. Russia's Investigative Committee said the attacker had killed nine people before committing suicide. The victims included five children, two teachers and two security guards, it said.
    Governor of Udmurtia Alexander Brechalov said in a video statement that the still unidentified gunman shot himself.
    The school educated children between grades 1 and 11. It has been evacuated and area around it has been fenced off, the governor said.
    Scene of the school shooting in Izhevsk
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    No details about the gunman or his motives have been released.
    Izhevsk, a city of 640,000, is located west of the Ural mountains in central Russia.
    Russia has seen several school shootings in recent years. In May 2021, a teenage gunman killed seven children and two adults in the city of Kazan. In April 2022, an armed man killed two children and a teacher at a kindergarten in the central Ulyanovsk region before committing suicide.
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