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15 dead 24 injured in Russia school shooting

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MOSCOW–
15 people are dead and 24 people have been injured following a shooting at a school in Moscow.
The incident occurred on Monday at School No. 88 in Izhevsk.
Officials say a gunman identified as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, entered the school wearing a black t-shirt with “Nazi symbols” and opened fire on students before turning the gun on himself.
11 of the 15 dead are children while 22 of the 24 injured are children.
Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, authorities did report that the school teaches first grade through 11th grade students and that Kazantsev is a former student.
Officials also reported that Kazantsev converted non-lethal handguns to fire real bullets.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the shooting as “a terrorist act.”
A criminal probe has been launched.