Gunman wearing swastika kills 15 in Russia school shooting, injures 24

The gunman previously attended the school in which the shooting occurred.

Updated: September 26, 2022 - 1:00pm

A gunman wearing a swastika Monday killed at least 15 people, including 11 children, in a school shooting in eastern Russia, according to multiple news reports.

The mass shooting, in which the gunman also killed himself, occurred in the city of Izhevsk, about 600 miles east of Moscow, NBC News reported.

The gunman has been identified as Artyom Kazantsev, 34, and had formerly attended the school in which he opened fire, according to the Russian state news agency Tass.

Kazantsev had been treated at a mental hospital, Tass also reported.

A video purportedly of the gunman, released by Russian officials, appears to show him wearing nearly all-black, with a balaclava over his face and a T-shirt with a red swastika drawn on it.  

"I express my deep, sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of those who died as a result of the cynical and ruthless attack on the school in Izhevsk," said Alexander Bastrykin, Russia's Investigative Committee chairman.

A school shooting in Russia in April that killed three, which followed one in may 2021 in which nine people were killed.