Updated at 13.55.
At least eight people have been killed and 28 others injured in a shooting on Perm Campus campus on Monday, Russia’s investigative committee said.
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Some of the victims were injured by jumping out the windows to escape the shooter. 19 of the wounded have been shot wounds.
Seven of the victims were taken to hospital. One is in severe condition, while the others have moderate injuries.
University guards are also among those shot.
The committee of inquiry has said the shooter was injured during his detention.
The shooter was an 18-year-old student, notes the committee.
“The identity of the suspect has been established. During his detention, he was wounded in resistance, “the committee said in a statement.
He studied at the Faculty of Law, acquiring the specialty of a forensic expert.
Half an hour after the attack began, the shooter posted a message on the Internet stating that he was not a terrorist or a member of any extremist organization.
However, the attack has been prepared for a long time. Initially, he planned to attack his former school, but at the end of March he changed the target towards the university.
In his message, the shooter stated that he “does not see” himself, but will try to “hurt everyone who gets in my way”.