Teenage Russian girl kills classmate and herself



A 14-year-old girl shot and killed a classmate and wounded five others before killing herself on Thursday, Dec. 7, at a school in the western Russian city of Bryansk.

Regional Governor Alexander Bogomaz described the shooting as a “terrible tragedy.” He said the five people wounded were all children with minor or moderate injuries.

“According to preliminary investigation data, a 14-year-old girl brought a pump-action shotgun to school, from which she fired shots at her classmates,” Russia’s

Investigative Committee said in a statement.

The statement said there were two fatalities (one of which was the shooter) and five people with injuries.

Teenage Russian girl kills classmate and herself

Investigators were working to determine a motive, the statement said.

Bryansk is one of several Russian regions that have seen cross-border attacks in the course of the war with Ukraine, and where Moscow has encouraged the formation of self-defense units.

There have been several school shootings in Russia in the past few years. The last major school shooting in Russia occurred in September 2022, when a man opened fire at a school in the city of Izhevsk. The attack killed 15 people, including 11 children, and wounded 24.

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