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14-yr-old Russian girl kills classmate, commits suicide



A 14-year-old girl shot a classmate dead and injured five people before killing herself at a secondary school in the Russian city of Bryansk near the Ukraine border on Thursday.

“A 14-year-old girl brought a pump-action shotgun to school, which she used to shoot her classmates,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement.

“As a result, two people died — one of them the shooter — and there are five wounded,” it added.

The victim was another girl in the shooter’s class. Authorities did not identify the attacker and Russian media named her only as “Alina.”

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Footage filmed by pupils and shared by Russian state TV showed panicked children screaming and the sounds of a loud explosion.

Another showed students barricading themselves inside a classroom.

The state-run TASS news agency reported that law enforcement believed there was a conflict between the shooter and the victim. It also reported that the girl had used a hunting rifle owned by her father.

The shooting took place in Bryansk’s Gymnasium Number Five, a secondary school in the city’s suburbs.

News agencies reported that the girl’s father had been taken in for questioning and that the family’s apartment was searched.

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