Alwaght- At least eight people have been killed after a student opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, law enforcement said.
The suspect, identified as a student at Perm State University, was detained shortly after launching the attack.
Local media footage showed students fleeing the attack, with some seen jumping from first-floor windows to escape the university, landing heavily on the ground before running to safety.
Students built barricades out of chairs to stop the shooter from entering their classrooms, they said.
The university, which has 12,000 students enrolled, said about 3,000 people were on the campus at the time of the shooting. It had urged those who could leave the campus to do so.
The Perm region’s health ministry region reported 24 people wounded, including 19 with bullet wounds.