Deadly shooting in Kazan, Russia

In a deadly shooting in a school in Kazan in Russia’s Tatarstan Region, nine people died, including eight children and a teacher. TASS reported that the first signal from a panic button at the school came in at 09:25, and the shooting began at 09:20. At the time, there were 714 children and about 70 employees at the school, including 52 teachers.

The authorities have tightened security and entry restrictions at all of the city’s schools after two gunmen opened fire at a local educational establishment, the mayor’s office said.

“Security at the entrances of all of Kazan’ schools have been tightened. Relevant instruction have been issued,” the news release runs. Other security measures have been tightened, too.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has slammed the recent shooting in a Kazan school as an act of senseless violence, Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary General, told a briefing on Tuesday.

“The secretary general is deeply saddened by the report of deaths of nine people, including seven children, in a shooting today outside of a school in the city of Kazan in the Russian Federation. He strongly condemns this act of senseless violence and expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the government and people of the Russian Federation. He wishes those injured a speedy and full recovery,” he noted.

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