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Russian officials: School shooting in Kazan kills 8 people

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Posted at 2:29 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 07:11:42-04

A school shooting erupted Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan.

Russian officials say eight people were killed — seven students and a teacher — and 21 others were hospitalized with wounds.

Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic which has Kazan as its capital, said four male and three female eighth-grade students died in the shooting.

Earlier reports said 11 people had been killed.

The governor said the shooter was 19, has been arrested and a firearm was registered in his name.

Authorities said additional security measures were put into place in all schools in Kazan, a city 700 kilometers (430 miles) east of Moscow.