At least nine people have been killed and 20 injured in a school shooting on Monday in the Russian city of Izhevsk, 600 miles east of Moscow, according to Russian authorities.
A gunman entered School Number 88, which teaches the first to 11th grades, and killed two security guards, two teachers and at least five minors, according to federal investigators, who also said the assailant killed himself.
According to the Investigative Committee, Russia’s top federal investigative authority, the attacker “was wearing a black top with Nazi symbols and a balaclava” and was not carrying any ID.
“His identity is currently being established,” investigators said.
Izhevsk, population 630,000, is the regional capital of the Udmurt Republic. The regional governor there, Aleksandr Brechalov, declared three days of mourning.
In the past three years, there have been at least 13 mass shootings in Russia, including a school shooting in Kazan in May 2021 that resulted in nine deaths and 23 casualties.