8 killed, 6 injured in shootout at Perm State University in Russia
Moscow: At least eight people were killed and six others injured in a shoot out incident on the campus of a university in the Russian city of Perm in the Urals region on Monday.
According to Russia Today, the school’s social media alerted everyone who was on campus to leave if possible or lock themselves inside a room. Police have arrested the perpetrator. Videos circulating on social media shows terrified students throwing belongings out of windows from buildings on campus before jumping to flee the shooter.
BBC reported that some reports say the gunman had written on social media that he was acting alone and had no political or religious motives. The gunman was identified as a student at the university, according to the Investigative Committee that handles probes into major crimes.
President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims and injured in the incident. He has instructed authorities to assist the families.
Also, the Governor of the Perm Territory Dmitry Makhonin visited the university.
Founded in 1916, it claims to be one of the oldest universities in the Ural and eastern territories of Russia.