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Shooting At Russian University Leaves 8 Dead, 28 Hurt

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Police officers stand at the Perm State University in Perm, about 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, leaving at least eight people dead and others wounded, according to Russia's Investigative Committee. (AP Photo/Anastasia Yakovleva)

(AP) — Officials say a gunman has opened fire at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt.  The Interior Ministry said the suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire with police. There was no immediate information on his identity or possible motive. Students and staff at at Perm State University locked themselves in rooms. Video posted on Russian news sites showed some students jumping out of second-story windows. In some footage, a black-clad, helmeted figure could be seen striding on a campus sidewalk cradling a long-barreled weapon. Russia’s Investigative Committee said the gunman fired a smoothbore hunting weapon. The university said about 3,000 people were on the campus at the time of the shooting.

 

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