Eight killed in shooting in Russian University

A student opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least eight people and injuring several, the law enforcement said.

The gunman was himself killed after the shootings at Perm State University, around 1,300 km (800 miles) east of Moscow, Natalia Pechishcheva, a university spokesperson, said. “He was liquidated,” she said.

The gunman was identified as a student at the university, the Investigative Committee, that handles probes into major crimes, said.

Russia has strict restrictions on civilian firearm ownership, but some categories of guns are available for purchase for hunting, self-defence or sport, once would-be owners have passed tests and met other requirements.