Gunman kills 9, including 5 children, at Russian school

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Gunman kills 9, including 5 children, at Russian school

In this file photo from May 13th, 2021, police investigators work at the scene after a shooting in Kazan, Russia. DMITRI LOVETSKY AP MOSCOW - A gunman killed nine people, including five children, at a school in Russia on Monday before committing suicide, investigators said.

The motive for shooting in Izhevsk, capital of the Udmurtia region about 970 km 600 miles east of Moscow, was not known.

The Russian Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, said that the gunman was wearing a balaclava and a black teeshirt with Nazi symbols. He said his identity had not yet been established.

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The two other victims were two teachers and two security guards, according to the committee. Information was still being gathered on the number of wounded people.

Russia has seen several school shootings in the past few 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 in a kindergarten in the central Ulyanovsk region before committing suicide.

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