Russia shooting: At least nine people have reportedly been killed including a number
of children in a school shooting incident in Russian city Kazan.
A harrowing video posted on social media shows terrified children jumping out
of windows to escape the massacre, while others escaped from the top floor by
climbing down a ladder.
A suspect, reported to be a teenage boy, has been arrested, according to local media.
Footage on social media showed a male in handcuffs as he was led away from the
school by police.
Pupils and staff ran out of the school as gunfire erupted and the building was evacuated
as armed police and distraught parents arrived on the scene.
A 15-yer-old said: “They took us out. First, they told us to lock ourselves in the room,
we locked ourselves in.
“Then a strong explosion thundered, and in a minute the shooting began.”
There were reports that a second gunman had taken several people hostage inside
Later it was reported the second attackers had been detained by police on the fourth
the floor of the school.
NSL Learnt Firefighters used ladders to evacuate children from the upper windows
of the school building. A large crowd gathered outside the school including worried
Doctors were called to the school. Security forces and emergency services
were at the scene. “The prosecutor of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildus Nafikov left
for the scene. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated,”
said an official. Pupils were being evacuated from the school.
Kazan is the capital of mainly Muslim Tatarstan, an oil-rich region on the Volga River.