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Artyom Kazantsev, a Russian gunman wearing a T-shirt with a red swastika, killed at least 13 people, including six adults and seven children, and wounded 21 at a school in central Russia on Monday, according to Russian officials.
Artyom Kazantsev is 34 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
At least 13 people, including seven children, have been killed, and 21 others have been wounded after a gunman opened fire at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk.
On Monday, the gunman — identified as Artyom Kazantsev, 34, by Russia’s Investigative Committee, per the Associated Press — opened fire at School No. 88 in Izhevsk. The suspect was a prior student of the educational institution, the Investigative Committee reported.
According to the organization, the shooter wore a black T-shirt that featured “Nazi symbols,” per the AP. Reuters reported that the shooter was armed with two pistols and an ample supply of ammunition, citing the TASS News Agency.
Alexander Brechalov, the governor of Udmurtia, said in a video that the gunman shot himself after the incident, The Washington Post reported.
Among the dead are a school security guard and two teachers, the outlet said. The Investigative Committee added that of the 21 people injured, 14 children and seven adults, per the Post.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the shooting “a terrorist act” and said President Vladimir Putin had been made aware of the tragedy, the Post reported.
“President Putin deeply mourns deaths of people and children in the school, where a terrorist act took place,” Peskov told reporters on Monday, per the AP.
The outlet said a criminal probe tied to the shooting has since begun. It was launched on multiple murder charges and illegal possession of firearms.
The shooting occurred after a gunman killed seven children at a school in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan Republic, in May 2021.
Russia’s Investigative Committee did not immediately respond to people’s comment requests.