26 Sep 2022 12:03

Fatalities in Izhevsk school shooting grow to 13, including 7 children - Russian Investigative Committee

MOSCOW. Sept 26 (Interfax) - According to the preliminary information, the attack on an Izhevsk school killed 13 people, including seven children, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Telegram on Monday.

"According to the preliminary information, the crime killed 13 people, including six adults and seven minors, while 14 children and seven adults were injured," the Committee said.

Nine deaths were reported earlier.

An unknown man opened fire on the premises of School No. 88 on Pushkin Street in Izhevsk on Monday. He broke into the school, having killed a security guard.

The Russian Investigative Committee reported the opening of a criminal case on counts of murder of two persons or more, including a minor or another knowingly vulnerable person in a socially dangerous way and the illegal procurement, transfer, storage, transportation or possession of a weapon, weapon component parts, or ammunition.

The assailant committed suicide, the Committee said.

"He was wearing a black T-shirt with Nazi symbols and a balaclava. He had no ID. His identity is being established," it said.

On the orders from the Russian Investigative Committee chairman, technicians from the forensic department "are visiting the crime scene to record evidence of the crime," the Committee said.

"Detectives of the Russian Investigative Committee will establish the circumstances of the incident and will give a legal assessment of the activity of all persons involved," it said.

State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein said on Telegram, citing the preliminary information, that the criminal was carrying two non-lethal weapons modified to fire live ammunition.

The authorities of Udmurtia declared a three-day morning for the victims of the shooting incident.

School No. 88 on Pushkin Street in Izhevsk has 982 students and 80 teachers, according to the information available on the school website.