Russian media: 9 people killed in a school shooting in Kazan

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media report that eight students and one teacher have been killed in a school shooting in the city of Kazan.

Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported the shooting took place Tuesday morning, citing local emergency services.

According to the Interfax news agency, two gunmen opened fire in the school, and one of them — a 17-year-old — has already been apprehended.

Local officials said some children have been evacuated from the school, but some remained in the building.

Authorities said additional security measures have been put into place in all local schools.

Kazan is the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan region, which is roughly 700 kilometers (434 miles) east of Moscow.

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