School shooting in Russian Federation kills 7 students

School shooting in Russian Federation kills 7 students”

Twelve more children and four adults were hospitalised in the attack, Minnikhanov said.

Local officials noted that some of the children were evacuated from the school, while others still remained in the building. "He's a 19-year-old who was officially registered as a gun owner", Minnikhanov said. "Other accomplices haven't been established".

One suspected shooter - believed to be a teenager - has been detained, state news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing a law enforcement source. Videos posted on social media appeared to show people jumping out of windows to apparently escape the shooting.

Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case of mass murder.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the urgent tightening of civilian weapons control following the deadly school shooting, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

The republic declared a day of mourning on Wednesday.

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One of the last major shootings of its kind took place in Russian-annexed Crimea in 2018 when a student at a college killed 19 people before turning his gun on himself.

The deadliest school attack in Russian Federation took place in 2004 in the city of Beslan, when Islamic militants took more 1,000 people hostage for several days.

The governor of Tatarstan, an oil-rich, Muslim-majority region where Kazan is the capital, said those killed in the attack were eighth-grade students at Kazan's School No. 175. But most of the proposed legislative changes were turned down by the parliament or the government, the Kommersant newspaper reported.

Officers by the Russian school where two attackers reportedly opened fire on May 11, 2021.

Tatarstan authorities said the victims' families will receive 1 million rubles ($13,500) in compensation, while those who were injured will receive between 200,000 and 400,000 rubles ($2,700-$5,400) each.

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