According to police authorities, a student opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least eight people and injuring several others.
According to Natalia Pechishcheva, a university spokesman, the gunman was killed after the shootings at Perm State University, around 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) east of Moscow.
She stated, “He was liquidated.” His prone body was seen on the ground outdoors in footage from the scene.
Students jumped from first-floor windows to leave the building, landing heavily on the ground before racing to safety, according to earlier media footage from the incident.
According to the students, they constructed barricades out of chairs to prevent the shooter from accessing their classrooms.
The gunman was recognized as a university student, according to the Investigative Committee, which handles significant criminal investigations.
“In the classroom, there were roughly 60 people. We barricaded the entrance with chairs and closed it “Semyon Karyakin, a student, told Reuters.
The gunman was identified by local media as an 18-year-old student who had previously shared a social media photo of himself holding a weapon, helmet, and ammunition.