Izhevsk school attack gunman identified, Putin deeply saddened
The Investigative Committee of Russia identifies the perpetrator of the Izhevsk school attack as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev who was wearing a T-shirt with Nazi symbols.
The Press Service of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia confirmed that investigators have identified the gunman who carried out the attack on the school in Izhevsk on Monday.
The IC mentioned that the perpetrator is a 34-year-old local resident and a graduate of the school, adding that a probe is in progress to determine whether he was a follower of Nazi ideology.
An unknown armed person has entered a school in #Russia’s #Izhevsk, killing five schoolchildren, two guards and two teachers;— Venkatesh Ragupathi (@venkatesh_Ragu) September 26, 2022
9 people ve been killed and about 20 have been injured as a result of the attack;
The attacker has committed suicide - shot himself; pic.twitter.com/zfLoB0sX5U
"IC investigators have identified the person who attacked the school in Izhevsk. He is Artyom Kazantsev, born in 1988, a native of Izhevsk, a graduate of this school," the press service said, adding that "suspicions of his adherence to neo-Nazi views and Nazi ideology are being checked."
Earlier, Kazantsev entered school No. 88 in Izhevsk in the Udmurt Republic and killed 13 people, including seven children, and injured 21 others before committing suicide. According to the IC, the gunman was wearing a black T-shirt with Nazi symbols.
Putin deeply saddened by school attack crime
In the same context, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Russian President Vladimir Putin is deeply saddened by Monday's inhumane act of terror.
"The president expressed his deepest condolences to all those who lost their loved ones, their children in this tragic incident, and wished the soonest recovery to those wounded in the inhumane terrorist attack," Peskov expressed.
"Putin is deeply saddened by the death of people, children in the terrorist attack on the school seemingly committed by a member of a neo-Nazi group," he said.
The Kremlin spokesperson pointed out that the Russian leader held phone conversations with Alexander Brechalov, the leader of Udmurtia where Izhevsk is located, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, and Education Minister Sergey Kravtsov.
Peskov affirmed that "all the necessary instructions have been given, and Emergencies Ministry planes with teams of doctors, psychologists, neurosurgeons and other experts on board have already been dispatched to Izhevsk. All the necessary social issues will be solved."