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Russia: 2 dead, 3 injured in Blagoveshchensk college shooting

Russian Federation, Blagoveshchensk
November 14, 2019 at 05:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

A student opened fire inside Amur Construction College of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure in Blagoveshchensk on Thursday, killing one classmate and injuring three others before turning the gun on himself.

According to Russia's Investigative Committee, the 19-year-old male student had brought a legal hunting rifle with him to the college.

"As far as I know my classmate came to college with a rifle and started shooting," one eyewitness said.

Police say they were alerted to the scene after a young man rushed to them and handed over the information on shooting in the college. They reportedly confronted the gunman and injured him in a brief shootout, before the student took his own life.

Local authorities have said they will beef up security at other schools and colleges in the wake of the deadly shooting.

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A student opened fire inside Amur Construction College of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure in Blagoveshchensk on Thursday, killing one classmate and injuring three others before turning the gun on himself.

According to Russia's Investigative Committee, the 19-year-old male student had brought a legal hunting rifle with him to the college.

"As far as I know my classmate came to college with a rifle and started shooting," one eyewitness said.

Police say they were alerted to the scene after a young man rushed to them and handed over the information on shooting in the college. They reportedly confronted the gunman and injured him in a brief shootout, before the student took his own life.

Local authorities have said they will beef up security at other schools and colleges in the wake of the deadly shooting.

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