A student opened fire on a university campus in Central Russia on Monday killing at least eight people. This is the second mass shooting at an educational facility this year, as per reports.
Russia's Investigative Committee which probes into such crimes said that several people were also injured at the Perm State University where the incident occurred. The suspect was also wounded while being detained.
Russia has relatively few school shootings due to normally tight security in education facilities and because of the difficulty of buying firearms legally, although it is possible to register hunting rifles.
Videos of the incident circulating on social media showed that students were throwing their belongings from windows of tall buildings on campus before jumping to flee from the shooter.
The shooter clad in black tactical clothing, including a helmet, was seen carrying a weapon and walking around the campus.
It may be noted, the last such deadly attack took place in May 2021, when a 19-year-old gunman opened fire in his old school in the central Russian city of Kazan, killing nine people.
Investigators said that man suffered from a brain disorder. But he was deemed fit to receive a license for the semi-automatic shotgun he used in the attack.