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18-year-old Varsity Students Goes on a Rampage Shooting, Kills Several of His Colleagues (Video)

Photo of the Heavily armed assailant: Courtesy.

An 18- year-old teenager from Perm State University, Russia went on a killing spree by opening fire on his university colleagues, leaving 6 of them killed and a dozen others wounded.

According to Reuters, Russia’s Investigative Committee said the suspected gunman has been detained after being injured by police while attempting to resist the arrest.

Photo/ courtesy.

The yet-to-be named man was identified as an 18-year-old student.

The source further revealed that authorities said he carried out the attack with a smoothbore rifle and was also carrying a knife.

Earlier on Monday, Perm State University had warned on social media that an unknown person had opened fire with a "traumatic weapon" around 11:00 local time.

Images and videos shared on social media showed an armed individual walking onto the university campus.

Screengrab from video/ courtesy.

The university had urged all students to barricade themselves in the classrooms or leave the building.

Footage from the scene also showed a number of students and staff jumping from windows of a storey building and bolting for their dear lives during the shootout.

Screengrab from video/ courtesy.

The university has since been closed, with a number of those injured hospitalized with injuries of varying severity as reported by the authorities.

Euronews also reported that the investigative committee said it had launched a criminal investigation.

The incident comes just four months after nine people were killed in a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan.

The incident prompted Russian President Vladimir Putin to call for tighter gun regulations and raise the minimum purchase age from 18 to 21.

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