Students were seen jumping from windows of a Russian university today after a teenage gunman held a key building under siege.
Shots were heard at Perm State University in Russia’s Ural mountains and initial reports said eight were killed and more than fourteen were wounded.
A lone gunman was seen walking into the building holding a clearly visible firearm, with reports later saying the shooter had been killed by police.
The unidentified perpetrator used a non-lethal gun, according to the Perm State University press service. Students and staff of the university locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so.