A gunman wearing a swastika opened fire at a school in central Russia on Monday, killing at least 15 people, including 11 children, before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
A further 24 people, 22 children and two adults, were injured in the attack on School No. 88 in Izhevsk, the capital of Udmurtia and about 600 miles east of Moscow, the Committee said. Russian investigation (CI).
The identity and motive of the shooter was not immediately clear. But Udmurtia Governor Alexander Brechalov said the attacker was registered as a patient in a mental institution, according to The Associated Press.
The investigating committee released a video that allegedly showed the shooter’s body in a classroom. He appeared to be wearing almost all black, including a balaclava covering his face and a T-shirt with a red swastika drawn on it.
“I express my deep and heartfelt condolences to the relatives and friends of those who died as a result of the callous and callous attack on the school in Izhevsk,” IC President Alexander Bastrykin said in a statement. a statement.
“This monstrous crime claimed the lives of children, including very young ones, and adults. It is a terrible tragedy, a heavy loss for all of us.
The shooter was armed with two pistols and a large supply of ammunition, Russian news agency Tass reported.
Monday’s attack was the latest of several recent school shootings in Russia.
Seven children and two adults were shot dead in May last year in an attack in Kazan.
And in April, a man killed two children and a teacher at a kindergarten in Veshkayma, a town in the central Ulyanovsk region, before dying by suicide.
Reuters and Associated Press contributed.