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Shooting at a Bryansk gymnasium – two dead, five injured (video)

This morning, December 7, an eighth-grader from gymnasium No. 5 in Bryansk, Russia, came to class with a weapon. As a result of the shooting, two people were killed, five were injured, one is in intensive care.

How reports TASS, the girl who opened fire committed suicide.

At 09:15, the city dispatch service received a message about an emergency in gymnasium No. 5 of the Bezhitsky district of Bryansk, where an eighth-grader opened fire from her father’s weapon. She unhinderedly carried a hunting rifle in a tube and a large knife hidden in her shoes onto the school grounds. According to State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein, the weapon is registered to the girl’s father.

As a result of the shooting, two people were killed and five more were injured, one of whom is undergoing surgery, said Alexey Kuznetsov, assistant to the Russian Minister of Health. Doctors assess the condition of one person as serious, four are in a state of moderate severity.

According to information from the emergency departments of surgery at city and regional children’s hospitals, three victims were hospitalized. One of them has injuries to his shoulder and knee, he is in intensive care, there is a threat to his life. The second was wounded in the shoulder, his condition is moderate. The third victim is a girl with a back wound, she is also in moderate condition. As the Ministry of Internal Affairs clarified, the girl who shot committed suicide.

The priority version of the tragic incident is a conflict with classmates, law enforcement officials say. The shooter will undergo a post-mortem psychological and psychiatric examination. The girl’s father was brought in for questioning by investigators. Police officers and emergency services are working at the scene of the emergency. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a murder case based on the shooting under Part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder).

The provision of assistance to the victims, TASS writes, was taken under the control of the Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko. Telemedicine consultations with specialists from federal clinics will be organized for them. An inspection of the work of the private security company that guards the gymnasium will be scheduled. Teachers and parents are provided with psychological assistance. The Commissioner for Children’s Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, Maria Lvova-Belova, took control of the situation in the gymnasium.

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