Sun, 15 Dec 2019

One person was killed and three wounded on November 14 when a student opened fire at a college in the Amur region's capital city of Blagoveshchensk in Russia's Far East, TASS and local regional media reported.

The wounded, aged 17, 19, and 20, were taken to a hospital, where two were operated on.

When the police arrived and surrounded the Amur College of Construction and Utilities, the 19-year-old armed student fired at them from the second floor. They returned fire.

During the brief shoot-out, the student shot himself to death with a hunting rifle registered in his name, according to preliminary information.

Video posted by local media show one student lying on his stomach in a pool of blood inside a classroom and a woman holding a paper towel over what appears to be a gunshot wound to clot the blood.

Witnesses told the local media that the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. local time after the student was told to leave a lecture hall after coming late.

He then started firing at the students with a five-shot shotgun.

Based on reporting by Amurskaya Pravda, Amur Info, Izvestia, REN TV, RIA Novosti, and TASS

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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