At Least 7 Killed in a School Shooting In Russia


Roman Kruchinin

Ambulances and police cars and a truck are parked at a school after a shooting in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Russian media report that several people have been killed and wounded in a school shooting in the city of Kazan. Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported the shooting took place Tuesday morning, citing emergency services. (AP Photo/Roman Kruchinin)

Cordelia Peterson, Writer

At least 7 kids were killed and more than 16 injured last Tuesday after an identified shooter opened fire in a school in Kazan, Russia. The suspect has been arrested by local law enforcement.
Svetlana Petrenko, a member of the Russia Investigative committee (RIC) said “an armed young man was detained after he burst into a school. Petrenko added his identity has been established and that he is a local resident born in 2001.”
TASS had originally put out a statement saying that there were 2 attackers and later they confirmed it was in fact only one gunman. They also put out a statement classifying this as mass murder.
Witnesses confirmed a large explosion shortly before the gunfire. After this several children jumped out of the window. Eventually a team of 12 ambulances showed up to take the injured to a local hospital.
“There is heavy smoke,” an emergency services source told RIA.
The Russian government has been asked by the National Guard of Russia to come up with a new gun control system as soon as possible to get this situation under control. In addition the Mayor’s office has stated that access to schools are going to be limited.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to the families of the victims and is working hard to be able to prevent this tragic shootings in the future.