Russian media: 11 killed in a school shooting in Kazan

Russian media: 11 killed in a school shooting in Kazan

Russian media: 11 killed in a school shooting in Kazan

Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency reported the shooting took place Tuesday morning, citing emergency services.

Twelve children and four adults were being treated in hospital, President Minnikhanov said, calling the incident a "disaster" and a "tragedy".

He said a 19-year-old "terrorist" who was "officially registered as a gun owner" had been arrested in the attack, according to Reuters. They gave no immediate details on a motive.

Attacks on schools are rare in Russian Federation, and President Vladimir Putin reacted by ordering the head of the country's National Guard to revise regulations on the types of weapons allowed for civilian use. Other video released by Russian media showed students running out of the building. Dozens of ambulances lined up at the entrance. Minnikhanov said it wasn't clear yet whether the gunman had accomplices or acted alone.

Investigative authorities say a gunman opened fire in the school and triggered an explosion.

People gather to lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the representative office of the Republic of Tatarstan in Moscow
Russian media: 11 killed in a school shooting in Kazan

Authorities said the 21 hospitalized included 18 children.

The republic declared a day of mourning on Wednesday.

There's developing news out of Russian Federation where multiple people are dead and several others are injured after a school shooting.

Tuesday's school shootings were Russia's deadliest since 2018, when a college student in Russian-annexed Crimea shot 20 people to death before killing himself. But most of the proposed legislative changes were turned down by the parliament or the government, the Kommersant newspaper reported.

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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