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A total of 13 people killed during shooting at Russian school

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A total of 13 people killed during shooting at Russian school

Moscow, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) An attacker with Nazi symbols on his T-shirt killed 13 people during a shooting at the 88th educational center in the Russian city of Izhevsk, the Russian Investigative Committee reported.

According to investigation reports, the victims were six adults and seven minors, and 21 people, including 14 children, were wounded.

Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko announced that “a criminal case was opened under Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for the murder of two or more persons, including minors, as well as the illegal acquisition, or illegal carrying of firearms.”

The case report notes that the shooter committed suicide, and is identified as Artyom Kazantsev, born in 1988, a graduate of the same school as the incident and known for his Nazi ideology.

According to State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein, “the attacker was armed with two traumatic pistols converted to fire live ammunition, about 10 magazines with nine-millimeter cartridges”.

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that President Vladimir Putin, ‘deeply regrets the victims’ left by the terrorist act.

The school in the Russian city of Izhevsk has 982 students and 80 teachers.

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