Russia Shooting Leaves Six Dead at University

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Six people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm, leaving more than two dozen wounded in an incident that is becoming less of a rarity in a country with strict regulations over gun ownership.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said that it had detained the shooter shortly after the attack on Monday morning at Perm State University, located around 870 miles east of Moscow. The gunman was a student and was injured during the encounter, said the agency, which handles probes into major crimes.

A murder investigation has been opened into the shooting, which injured at least 28 people, authorities said. The Investigative Committee initially said eight people were killed, but later revised this number. No information was released about a possible motive.

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