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Shooting at Russian university leaves 8 dead, 24 injured

On Monday morning, a gunman opened fire at a university in Russia, killing eight people and injuring 24, officials say.

The gunman was apprehended following the shooting at Perm State University, according to the Interior Ministry,

There was no information immediately available about his name or suspected motive.

24 persons were injured, 19 of them as a result of bullet wounds.

According to the state-run Tass news agency, students leapt out of windows of a building during the incident.

The university said approximately 3,000 people were on campus at the time of the incident.

Students and personnel were locked in their rooms, and the administration asked those who could leave the campus to do so.

Seven kids and two instructors were killed in May when a shooter opened fire at a school in the city of Kazan.