One dead, three injured as student opens fire at Russia’s Far Eastern college

Baku, November 14, AZERTAC

One person was killed and three injured on Thursday when a student opened fire at a college in Blagoveshchensk, a city in Russia’s Far Eastern Amur Region, the Amur Region department of the Russian interior ministry said, according to TASS.

The shooter committed suicide by turning the gun on himself.

"Bodies of two young men, including the shooter, were found at the site of the incident. Also, according to early reports, three were injured," the department said in a statement.

"Preliminary information suggests that the gunman committed suicide using his weapon. It is registered as belonging to this citizen."

"The officers were not injured," the statement said. "The young people who were wounded are receiving medical assistance."

Police sees the shooter’s conflict with fellow students as a possible reason for the incident.

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