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Russia: At least eight dead and 14 injured in shooting at university in Siberia

The gunman was later detained, Russia's Interior Ministry and a university spokesman said. Officials said that the gunman was injured while being detained.

Russia Several dead and injured in shooting at university in Siberia-dnm
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Moscow, First Published Sep 20, 2021, 2:15 PM IST
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Moscow: A gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, killing at least eight people and leaving several injured at a university in the Russian city of Perm, officials have said.

The shooter at Perm State University has since been "neutralised", according to the independent Russian news agency Interfax.

The unidentified perpetrator used a non-lethal gun, according to the Perm State University press service. Students and staff of the university locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so.

The gunman was later detained, Russia's Interior Ministry and a university spokesman said. Officials said that the gunman was injured while being detained.

The state Tass news agency cited an unnamed source in the law enforcement as saying that some students jumped out of the windows of a building.

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It wasn’t immediately clear whether those reported wounded sustained injuries from the shooting or from trying to escape the building.

Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a murder probe in the aftermath of the incident.

Forensic investigators have been sent to the scene to assist with the police investigation.

It is the second mass shooting at an education facility in Russia this year.

Russia has strict restrictions on civilian firearm ownership, but some categories of guns are available for purchase for hunting, self-defence or sport, once would-be owners have passed tests and met other requirements, Telegraph UK reported.

(With inputs from agencies) 

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