Nine dead and at least 20 injured after gunman opens fire at Russian school
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At least nine people have been killed, including five children, and 20 injured after a gunman opened fire at a Russian school in Izhevsk, the governor and local police have said.
The unidentified shooter killed a guard to get into the school, the governor of the Udmurtia region Alexander Brechalov said.
“There are victims among the children, there are wounded too,” Mr Brechalov said.
The gunman is reported to have shot himself after the school was evacuated.
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Security services and ambulance teams were present at the scene.
The gunman's motive for the shooting remains unclear.
The shooter was reportedly dressed in a 'T-shirt with Nazi symbols'.
The Russian city is located west of the Ural mountains in the central region, about 596 miles east of Moscow.
Izhevsk has a population of 640,000.