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News Updated: December 07, 2023

School teenager kills classmate, injures five, commits suicide in Russia

By Kehinde Ayanboade
December 07, 2023
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A school teenager in Russia, Thursday shot dead a classmate and injured five others before killing herself in a school in Bryansk near the Ukrainian border.

The Investigative Committee who made this disclosure Thursday in a statement noted that the 14 year old girl came to school with a pump action gun.

“A 14-year-old girl brought a pump-action shotgun to school, which she used to shoot her classmates. As a result, two died, one of them the shooter and there are five wounded,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement,” the investigators said.

Authorities did not name the shooter but said the victim was a female classmate in the secondary school in the Bryansk suburb.

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“The motives behind the crime and all the circumstances are being established,” the Instigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said.

The shooting took place at Gymnasium Number Five outside the centre of Bryansk, a city near Ukraine that has been subjected to occasional shelling and drone attacks.

In western Russian city of Izhevsk in September last year, a gunman killed 18 people at a school.

In 2021, a 19-year-old shooter killed nine people in a school in Kazan, in Tatarstan. That same year, a teenager killed six people at a university in the Urals city of Perm.

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