17 dead, 24 wounded in Russia school shooting by gunman with converted pistols and a shirt with “Nazi symbols”

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A gunman killed at least 17 people on Monday and injured another 24 after opening fire at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, about 600 miles east of Moscow, authorities said. The shooter committed suicide.

The Udmurt government said 17 people, including 11 children, were killed in the shooting. According to the Russian Commission of Inquiry, 24 other people, including 22 children, were injured in the attack.

The Russian investigation commission identified the gunman as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, a graduate of the same school, and said he was wearing a black T-shirt with “Nazi symbols” on it. No details have been released about his motives.

Kazantsev attended school No. 88, which teaches elementary through high school children armed with two “traumatic” pistols — non-lethal firearms often used by law enforcement officers — that had been converted to fire live ammunition. According to the regional office of the National Guard, the weapons were obtained illegally.

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Law enforcement officers inspect a classroom at School No. 88, in the city of Izhevsk, Russia, about 600 miles east of Moscow, on Sept. 26, 2022, after a gunman opened fire at the school, in an image provided by the Russian National research agency Commission.

Russian National Commission of Inquiry


Udmurtia governor Alexander Brechalov said the gunman, who he said was registered as a patient in a mental institution, committed suicide after the attack.

“Investigators are currently conducting a search of his home and are studying the attacker’s personality, as well as his views and his environment,” the Russian commission of inquiry said in a statement earlier Monday. “He is being checked for adherence to neo-fascist views and Nazi ideology.”

A short video released by police showed the gunman’s body, dressed in black, on the bloodstained floor of a classroom.

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Law enforcement officers inspect an entrance to School No. 88, in the city of Izhevsk, Russia, about 600 miles east of Moscow, on Sept. 26, 2022, after a gunman opened fire at the school, in an image provided by the Russian National investigation. Commission.

Russian National Commission of Inquiry


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin is “deeply grieving” over the dead and had ordered “doctors, psychologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists” sent to the scene.

The regional governor, Aleksander Brechalov, has declared three days of mourning.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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