09 Dec Breaking News: Tragedy Unfolds as Russian Teenager Fatally Shoots Classmates, Leaving Five Injured
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
In a tragic incident on December 7, 2023, a Russian teenager shot and killed a classmate, injuring five others, before taking her own life at a school in Bryansk near the Ukrainian border. The Investigative Committee revealed that the 14-year-old girl used a pump-action shotgun in the attack. Two individuals lost their lives, including the shooter, and the injured have been transported to medical facilities.
The authorities have not disclosed the identity of the shooter but confirmed that the victim was a female classmate at the secondary school in the Bryansk suburb. The Investigative Committee is actively working to establish the motives behind this heinous crime and to understand all related circumstances.
The incident occurred at Gymnasium Number Five, situated outside the center of Bryansk, a city that has experienced occasional shelling and drone attacks due to its proximity to Ukraine.
This tragic event is reminiscent of previous school shootings in Russia, including one in Izhevsk in September last year, where a gunman claimed the lives of 18 people. In 2021, another school shooting in Kazan, Tatarstan, resulted in the death of nine people, and a teenager killed six individuals at a university in Perm that same year.
The recurrence of such incidents underscores the need for comprehensive measures to address and prevent violence within educational institutions. The affected families and the community at large are left grappling with the aftermath of this devastating event.