At least 17 people were killed, including 11 children, and 23 people were injured in a shooting at a school in central Russia on Monday. The shooter wore a swastika on his shirt.
The suspected gunman was identified as Artem Kazantsev, 34, a local resident and a former student at the school in Izhevsk, a city of about 600,000 people. Kazantsev shot himself after the shooting.
“Currently, investigators … are conducting a search of his home and studying the attacker’s personality, views and environment,” the committee said in a statement.
“His adherence to neo-fascist views and Nazi ideology will be examined,” she added.
Twenty children and three adults were reported injured. Two school teachers and a school guard were also among the dead. Kazantsev reportedly shot and killed the school security guard and then opened fire on students as young as seven.
The Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported that a seventh-grade boy jumped from a third-story window to escape the shooting, breaking his leg.
Since February 2020, the number of mass shootings in Russia has increased. Officials do not believe Monday’s shooting is related to recent military decisions by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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