A gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, killing five and injuring others, according to the Russian commission of inquiry.
MOSCOW – An armed man opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, killing five and injuring six, according to the Russian commission of inquiry.
The Ministry of Health of the Perm region reported 14 injuries. The different numbers could not be immediately reconciled.
The unidentified perpetrator used a non-lethal weapon, according to the press service of Perm State University. Students and university staff locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave campus to do so.
The shooter was subsequently arrested, the Russian Interior Ministry said. The Investigation Committee opened a murder investigation following the incident.
The Tass state news agency quoted an anonymous law enforcement source as saying that students jumped out of the windows of a building. The regional health ministry among the wounded was both shot and injured while trying to escape from the building.