Russian Federation school shooting: At least 11 killed in attack, reports say

Joanna Estrada
May 11, 2021

At least nine people, eight students and a teacher, have been killed after two unidentified shooters opened fire at a high school in Russian Federation.

"According to the updated information, 11 people were killed as a result of the shooting inside the school in Kazan", a spokesman for the emergency services said.

Local officials noted that some of the children were evacuated from the school, while others still remained in the building.

According to preliminary reports, the police arrested one of the suspects - a 17-year-old individual.

Some Russian news agencies reporting two teenage gunmen were involved and others said a sole shooter took part.

Images broadcast on state television from the scene showed dozens of people outside the school with fire services and police vehicles lining nearby streets.

Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic which has Kazan as its capital, said that four male and three female eighth-grade students have died in the shooting.

While school shootings are relatively rare in Russian Federation, there have been several violent attacks on schools in recent years, mostly carried out by students.

Eight children and one teacher are reportedly dead.

There were also reports of an explosion hitting the school after the shooting started.

In February previous year the FSB said it had detained two teenagers on suspicion of plotting an attack on a school in the city of Saratov with weapons and homemade explosives.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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