According to university press, shooters used guns designed to fire non-lethal projectiles, but can be modified to fire other ammunition.
Moscow, Russia — Gunmen fired at a Russian university on Monday morning, killing eight people and injuring 24, officials said.
According to the Interior Ministry, the shooter was detained after the shooting at Perm State University. There was no immediate information about his identity or possible motives.
College students and staff were trapped in a room, and the school urged those who could leave the campus to do so. The state’s Tass news agency quoted an unnamed source of law enforcement agencies, saying some students had jumped out of a building window during the attack.
The university, which has 12,000 students, said there were about 3,000 on campus at the time of the shooting. The school is located in the city of Perm, with a population of about 1 million and about 1,100 km (700 miles) east of Moscow.
According to university press, the criminal used a gun designed to fire a non-lethal rubber or plastic projectile. Such weapons can be modified to fire other ammunition. State news agency RIA-Novosti said local officials said the shooters legally owned the weapons.
The Ministry of Health said 24 people were injured-19 were gunshot wounds. It was not clear how others were injured.
In May, a gunman fired at a school in Kazan, killing seven students and two teachers.
Shooting at a Russian university kills eight people in Perm
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