MOSCOW: The death toll from a shooting at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday has risen to 8 people and several others are wounded, the Investigative Committee law enforcement agency said.
The unidentified perpetrator used a non-lethal gun, according to the Perm State University press service. Students and staff of the university locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so.
Law enforcement officers are seen near the scene of a shooting at university in Perm
The gunman was later detained, Russia‘s interior ministry said, adding that the shooting left some people dead, but not clarifying how many.
The state Tass news agency cited an unnamed source in the law enforcement as saying that some students jumped out of the windows of a building.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether those reported wounded sustained injuries from the shooting or from trying to escape the building.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened a murder probe in the aftermath of the incident.