A gunman has opened fire in a school in central Russia, killing 15 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said.
The shooting took place on Monday in School No 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960km (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region.
Russia’s Investigative Committee identified the gunman as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, a graduate of the same school, and said he was wearing a black T-shirt bearing “Nazi symbols”. No details about his motives have been released.
The Committee said 11 children were killed in the shooting, and 24 other people, including 22 children, were wounded in the attack.
The governor of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov, said the gunman, who he said was registered as a patient at a psychiatric facility, killed himself after the attack.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday denounced the Izhevsk attack as “inhuman”.
The president also wishes for the recovery of those injured as a result of this inhuman terrorist attack