A 14-year-old lady shot and killed a schoolmate and wounded 5 different kids on Thursday earlier than killing herself at a faculty within the western Russian metropolis of Bryansk, officers mentioned.
“In line with preliminary investigation information, a 14-year-old lady introduced a pump-action shotgun to high school, from which she fired photographs at her classmates,” Russia’s Investigative Committee, the nation’s equal to the F.B.I., mentioned in a press release.
Investigators have been working to determine the motive, it mentioned.
The regional governor of the Bryansk area, Aleksandr V. Bogomaz, known as the shootings a “horrible tragedy” and mentioned the wounded kids had sustained delicate or average accidents.
Weapons are usually tightly managed in Russia, however Bryansk is one among a number of areas which have seen cross-border assaults in the middle of the struggle with Ukraine, and the place Moscow has inspired the formation of self-defense items.
“Along with legislation enforcement companies, we’re figuring out the circumstances beneath which the scholar was capable of get hold of and convey a weapon to high school,” Mr. Bogomaz mentioned.
Russia has seen a number of college shootings in recent times.
In 2018, an 18-year-old scholar killed 20 folks, largely fellow pupils, in a mass capturing at a school in Russian-occupied Crimea, which Moscow seized from Ukraine in 2014.
In September final 12 months, a gunman with a swastika on his T-shirt killed 15 folks, together with 11 kids, and wounded 24 at a faculty in Izhevsk the place he had as soon as been a pupil, after which died by suicide, investigators mentioned.