At least eight people were confirmed killed, and six others were injured in a shooting on the campus of a university in the Russian city of Perm, RT News reported.
According to several reports, an unidentified person opened fire in one of the buildings at the university.
Videos shared on social media show an armed person dressed in black and wearing a helmet, slowly walking across the campus.
“Some students locked themselves in universities auditoriums to hide from the attacker. Some students jumped out of the windows. Law enforcement agents are heading to the site,” reported Russia’s TASS news agency, citing sources.
Grim morning in Russia. Eight people have been confirmed dead, with six injured, after a shooting on the campus of a university in Perm, near the Urals.— Bryan MacDonald (@27khv) September 20, 2021
Police have apprehended the 18-year-old perpetrator. Terrified students were filmed escaping through windows. pic.twitter.com/wJEGPFsNtz
The country’s security agency said the gunman had been identified as an 18-year-old student at the university.
An unconfirmed report according to IndiaToday said the suspect had previously made posts stating his intentions on social media.
The City’s regional health ministry said that among those wounded were injuries both from the shooting and from trying to escape the building. One of the wounded is in serious condition, while the others suffered injuries of “moderate severity”.