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‘Up to nine people are killed’ in Russian school shooting

‘Up to nine people – including children – are killed’ in Russian school shooting as pupils jump from windows to escape

  • Up to nine people were reported killed, at least ten wounded, at school in Kazan 
  • Children were seen jumping out of classroom windows to flee the attack
  • Explosion was also reported during attack reportedly carried out by two gunmen

Up to nine people – including children – have reportedly been killed in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan.

Children were seen jumping out of windows to escape the attack which local media said was carried out by two gunmen. An explosion was also reported.

One 15-year-old said: ‘They took us out. First they told us to lock ourselves in the room, we locked ourselves in.

‘Then a strong explosion thundered, and in a minute the shooting began.’

Students are evacuated from the school in Kazan by ladder after shooting began 

Teachers and pupils were evacuated from the school by ladder

Teachers and pupils were evacuated from the school by ladder 

A large crowd gathered outside the school including worried parents as gunshots were heard in the neighbourhood

A large crowd gathered outside the school including worried parents as gunshots were heard in the neighbourhood

A large crowd gathered outside the school including worried parents as gunshots were heard in the neighbourhood 

People are seen clambering down a ladder from a top floor window after the shooting erupted

People are seen clambering down a ladder from a top floor window after the shooting erupted

A crowd, including concerned parents, is gathered outside the school as dozens of emergency vehicles arrived at the scene

A crowd, including concerned parents, is gathered outside the school as dozens of emergency vehicles arrived at the scene

An unconfirmed report said that nine were killed including two 14-year-old boys. Ten more were injured.

Two armed males had entered the school number 175 and started shooting, reported Mash media.

One of the attackers is reported to have killed seven eighth graders – aged 13 to 14 – and a teacher.

When he was detained, he said that he had planted a bomb at the place he lives. 

One of the gunmen was seen being overpowered by officers on the steps of the school on Faizi Street in Kazan, a mainly Muslim city.

Another remained in the school, said reports.

Later it was reported the second attackers had been detained by police on the fourth floor of the school.

Interfax was told that a student carried a weapon to school and injured classmates.

Firefighters used ladders to evacuate children from the upper windows of the school building as a large crowd gathered outside the gates, including worried parents.

Dozens of emergency vehicles lined the road outside the school, including members of the security forces.  

Local residents gathered outside the school gates after the shooting started

Local residents gathered outside the school gates after the shooting started 

Fire engines and police cars arriving at the scene this morning

Fire engines and police cars arriving at the scene this morning

Emergency vehicles at the scene this morning

Emergency vehicles at the scene this morning

Kazan is the capital of mainly Muslim Tatarstan, an oil-rich region on the Volga River.

Kazan is the capital of mainly Muslim Tatarstan, an oil-rich region on the Volga River.

‘The prosecutor of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildus Nafikov left for the scene. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated,’ said an official.

Pupils were being evacuated from the school.

Kazan is the capital of mainly Muslim Tatarstan, an oil-rich region on the Volga River. 

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