Teacher, two children dead in Russia kindergarten shooting: officials

Teacher, two children dead in Russia kindergarten shooting: officials

Teacher, two children dead in Russia kindergarten shooting: officials

Teacher, two children dead in Russia kindergarten shooting: officials

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An armed man opened his fire in a kindergarten on Tuesday in Russia’s crucial Ulyanovsk region, leaving at least 4 people dead, the nearby government said.

“Two children and a teacher were killed, a junior teacher was injured — she is receiving medical treatment,” the region’s governor Alexey Russkhikh stated on Telegram.

The incident took place in the “Ryabinka” kindergarten near the town of Veshkaima, He added.

Russian rights ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova identified the shooter as local resident Akhtyamov Ruslan, born in 1996, and described him as “mentally ill”.

She said on Telegram he used a double-barrel Izh-26 shotgun that was registered under a different person’s name and committed suicide by “shooting himself in the face”.

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Moskalkova said the two murdered children were born in 2016 and 2017.

The owner of the gun was later found dead, according to deputy governor Alexander Korobko.

Local rights ombudsman Sergei Lulkov said the shooter had “no links” to the murdered instructor and youngsters, the Interfax news enterprise suggested.

Russia in 2021 become rocked with the aid of separate tragic killing sprees — at a school within the city of Kazan and at a college in Perm — that spurred lawmakers to tighten laws regulating get access to guns.

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