Shock At Russia University Campus As Gunman Kills Six
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Mon 20th September 2021 | 11:03 PM
A gunman killed six people on a university campus in Russia Monday before being detained, investigators said, leaving students and teachers shaken and terrified
Moscow, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Sep, 2021 ) :A gunman killed six people on a university campus in Russia Monday before being detained, investigators said, leaving students and teachers shaken and terrified.
It was the second mass shooting in Russia this year to target students and came amid calls for stricter controls on access to firearms.
Video on social media showed students throwing belongings from the windows of university buildings in the city of Perm, around 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) east of Moscow, before jumping to flee the shooter.
State media broadcast amateur footage reportedly taken during the attack showing an individual dressed in black tactical clothing, including a helmet, carrying a weapon and walking through the campus.
Ivan Pechishchev, a lecturer at the university, said that when he saw students jumping out of windows he thought there had been a fire.
"They were all in shock, there was screaming, with everyone panicking and scared. I said 'What's going on?'" and someone said there was a shooting, the 39-year-old told AFP.
Pechishchev said he hid with students in an auditorium for more than an hour before they were told they could leave the building.
"The city is shocked and anxious. I walked home because it was impossible to get a taxi," Pechishchev said.
"Some of them have been hospitalised with injuries of varying severity," it said in a statement.
Investigators said he resisted arrest and was wounded before being taken to a medical facility.
"After that I gave him first aid," the policeman said in remarks released by the interior ministry.
The health ministry said 19 among the wounded were being treated for gunshots.
Peskov said Monday that despite the tightened legislation "unfortunately, this tragedy has happened, and it has to be analysed".
In November 2019, a 19-year-old student in the far eastern town of Blagoveshchensk opened fire at his college, killing one classmate and injuring three other people before shooting and killing himself.