“I looked outside - there’s a guy holding gun and shooting everyone.” Details on explosion in Kerch college
The witnesses state that the shooting was launched by a guy aged 20 to 25.
The witnesses say that before the explosion, there was a shooting in the college’s building.
Semen Gavrilov, a student of Kerchinsky Polytechnic College, told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that he was inside the classroom when he heard the explosion.
“I looked outside - there’s a guy holding gun and shooting everyone. Then, I closed the door, so that he could not notice me. Police officers with riffles arrived in 10 minutes. I’m not award of what happened to the shooter. When siloviki (influential figures in law enforcement and security agencies - CrimeRussia’s note) started evacuating the students and teachers, I came out, as well. All windows were smashed in the hall where the explosion thundered. The floor was covered with the bodies of the killed. All the walls were burned.” The student said.
Other students also share details on the shooter.
“He was walking across the hall when he saw a guy holding a gun. He ran away from him. The guy shoot another guy, then he wanted to shoot my friend, but he was out of bullets. My friend managed to escape and came out of the building through the backyard. Then, the explosion thundered inside the college. There’re lots of injured. We evacuated everyone through a window. People got shook.” Mash Telegram channel quotes the student as saying.
According to Mash, the suspected is a man aged 20 to 25, he was captured by CCTV.
Earlier, the National Counterterrorism Committee (NCC) reported that an explosive ignited in the Kerchinsky College. The Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Kremlin does not rule out terrorism.
70 persons were injured following the explosion, reports TASS news agency referring to its sources within law enforcement.
According to its Twitter, The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case following the explosion in Kerch. The article is not specified yet.
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