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A Gunman Wearing A Swastika Opened Fire At A School In Russia, Killing At Least 15 People

At least 15 people have been killed and 24 have been injured after a gunmen wearing a swastika opened fired at a school in Russia on Monday Sep. 26.

At least 15 people have been killed and 24 have been injured after a gunman wearing a swastika opened fired at a school in Russia on Monday Sep. 26.

The gunman, identified as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, opened fired upon teachers and students, killing 11 children, at School Number 88 in Izhevsk, central Russia, and later killed himself.

Videos showed people running along the corridors in panic as the shooting took place.

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A woman hugs a boy surrounded by other people near the scene of a shooting in school No88 in Izhevsk on September 26, 2022.

Authorities released another video of the gunman’s body on the floor wearing a swastika, a common Nazi symbol, and a balaclava.

“Checks are being made into his adherence to neo-fascist views and Nazi ideology,” said the Investigative Committee on a statement, according to Reuters.

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Policemen walk near the scene of a shooting in school No88 in Izhevsk on September 26, 2022.

He possessed two firearms, which were unregistered and police are investigating the possible illegal possession of firearms.

President Vladimir Putin has condemned the shooting calling it a terrorist attack and expressed his condolences, according to a spokesperson.

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Medics gather at the body of a dead person near the scene of a shooting in school No88 in Izhevsk on September 26, 2022.

In Izhevsk, a mourning period has been announced until September 29.

In recent years, Russia has seen several school shootings, which has led Russian authorities to toughen gun laws, making it harder for people to own guns legally.

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