Russia: 2 dead, several injured in school shooting

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

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.

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.

Read more: Deutsche Welle