No fewer than eight people were killed and several others wounded after a student opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm, the national Investigative Committee Law Enforcement Agency has disclosed.
The Russian Investigative Committee said the shooter had been identified as a student at the university, and has opened a murder probe into the incident.
The suspect was detained shortly after launching the attack on Monday morning at Perm State University, which is about 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) east of the capital, Moscow.
Footage from local media showed students fleeing the attack, with some seen jumping from first-floor windows to escape the university, landing heavily on the ground before running to safety.
Other students and staff locked themselves in rooms, while the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so.
At least six people were also injured in the attack, said Russia’s Investigative Committee. The severity of the injuries was not immediately clear.
The Perm region’s health ministry region has reported 14 people were wounded.