In Kazan, eight people were killed in a school shooting. The press service of the Head of Tatarstan reports that seven children and a teacher were killed, and another 20 people were wounded.
According to TASS, 32 people were injured in the terrible tragedy. They are being taken to the hospitals of the republic. A source in the Ministry of Education of Tatarstan added that the signal from the panic button at the school in Kazan was received at 09.25 am local time, the shooting began at 09.20 am. At that time, there were 714 children at the school, about 70 employees, of which 52 were teachers.
“We have lost seven children, eighth-grade students: four boys, three girls. They died here on the third floor. 16 people - 12 children, four adults are now in the hospital. The terrorist is arrested. He is 19 years old, has officially registered weapons. No other accomplices have yet been identified. Investigative actions are underway. All the necessary help for both the school and the families will be provided. Today is a great tragedy for our entire republic and our entire country,” the president of the republic, Rustam Minnikhanov, commented on the tragedy.
A counter-terrorist operation regime has been introduced in Tatarstan. Meanwhile, Telegram channels reported that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan denied information about the second shooter; allegedly, the attacker was alone.
May 12 is declared a day of mourning in Tatarstan.