SHOOTING LEAVES AT LEAST 6 DEAD AT UNIVERSITY
At least six people were killed and 24 wounded after a gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm, the government in the region said Monday.
President Vladimir Putin called the shooting at Perm State University “a tremendous tragedy.”
Such a rampage, which sent students hurling themselves from windows in a bid to escape the gunfire, is extremely rare for Russia.
Russia's Investigative Committee, a law enforcement agency, said the attacker was a student who had purchased a hunting rifle in May. The agency said he had been apprehended and is in the hospital. Russian officials have not yet identified the shooter or offered a motive.
Russian media reported that the alleged shooter was a first-year male student at the university.