11 people became victims of the shooting at school # 175 in Kazan on Tuesday morning, Interfax reports, citing a source familiar with the situation.
More than 20 more turned to doctors for help. “Some have gunshot wounds, others have exacerbations of chronic diseases against a background of severe stress,” the source said.
The President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, who went to the scene of the emergency, specified that as a result of the shooting, seven children died, another 16 were injured. Six are in intensive care in critical condition
The attacker was 19 years old, a weapon was officially registered for him, Minnikhanov said. A TASS source in the Ministry of Education said that one of the shooters walked with an automatic weapon through the main entrance of the building and immediately opened fire.
The name of the attacker is Ilnaz Galyaviev, he graduated from high school four years ago and is studying at the TISBI University of Management, the educational institution told Open Media.
According to an Interfax source, there were two attackers. One of them was detained, the other was killed by the security forces during the storming of the building.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tatarstan has denied information about the second attacker. The department said that the shooter had no accomplices, Galyaviev was alone.
A RBC source close to the FSB, meanwhile, reported on the arrest of the alleged accomplice of the shooters. This is a certain Ramil Mukhamedshin, he is 41 years old.
An explosion took place in the apartment on Tuganlyk Street, where the attacker’s mother was, writes “Open Media”. During the arrest, Galyaviev said that he had planted a bomb there. Ilnaz’s father does not know if she is still alive, they were going to see each other today, but did not have time to call.
In Kazan, a counter-terrorist operation regime has been introduced after the shooting at gymnasium No. 175, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs told Interfax.
“The attacker was detained by the officers of the patrol and guard service. Operational actions of law enforcement agencies continue at the school. All possible measures are being taken to ensure the safety of students.
May 12 is declared a day of mourning in Tatarstan.