13 dead, 21 injured in Russian school shooting

MOSCOW — A gunman killed 13 people, including seven children, and injured 21 others Monday morning at a school in central Russia, authorities said.

The Russian Federation Investigative Committee said the shooting took place at a school in Izhevsk, a town about 960 kilometers east of Moscow in the Udmurt Republic. The injured were 14 children and 7 adults, the committee said.

Udmurtia region governor Alexander Brechalov said in a video statement that the unidentified shooter committed suicide.

The school educated children between 1st and 11th grade. The school was evacuated and the area around it was fenced off, according to the governor.

According to the commission of inquiry, the shooter was wearing a black t-shirt with “Nazi symbols”. No other details about the shooter or his motives have been released.

Izhevsk, a city of 640,000, is located west of the Ural Mountains in central Russia.

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