Eight children and a teacher were killed in a school shooting in Russia

At least nine people, including eight children, died on Tuesday in a shooting in a school in the Russian city of Kazan in the south-west of the country, the local rescue service has confirmed.

“Nine people have died, including eight children and a teacher. Ten people were injured, four of whom were hospitalized,” said the agency’s sources, quoted by the Russian news agency TASS.

Security sources have indicated that the shooting was the responsibility of two attackers, one of whom was arrested at the age of 17. The second suspect is still at school.

Eight children and a teacher were killed in a school shooting in Russia
Eight children and a teacher were killed in a school shooting in Russia

Another source of the emergency services quoted by the Sputnik news agency stated that there was an explosion after the shooting. The Prosecutor of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ildus Nafikov, has traveled to the site to open an investigation into the incident.

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