In a tragic incident reported from Russia on Monday, a gunman opened fire on a university campus in central Russia and killed six people and injured several others, before being detained, investigators said,
“Some of them have been hospitalized with injuries of varying severity,” it said in a statement.
However, it is the country’s second mass shooting this year to target students.
The suspect was detained shortly after launching the attack on Monday morning at Perm State University, which is about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) east of the capital, Moscow.
Russia’s Investigative Committee said the shooter had been identified as a student at the university. It has opened a murder probe into the incident.
In the video, the gunman was seen walking around the campus wearing a black outfit.
“During his arrest, he put up resistance and was wounded, after which he was taken to a medical facility,” the statement said.
Local media footage showed students fleeing the attack, with some seen jumping from first-floor windows to escape the university, landing heavily on the ground before running to safety.
Students built barricades out of chairs to stop the shooter from entering their classrooms, they said.
“There were about 60 people in the classroom. We closed the door and barricaded it with chairs,” student Semyon Karyakin told Reuters.