Russian school shooter identified as death toll rises to 13

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Artem Kazantsev has been identified as the shooter at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk on Monday.

He was born in 1988 in the native of the city of Izhevsk.

The shooter also graduated from the school.

One local MP said he was armed with two pistols during the attack.

Artem was however found lying dead on the floor after the shooting.

In a video posted online by the investigative committee, Artem was captured wearing a T-shirt with a Nazi symbol and a balaclava.

Investigators are searching his place of residence.

Meanwhile, the death toll of the attack has risen to 13 including seven children.

The Russian Investigative Committee said 14 children and seven adults were injured in the attack at the No. 88 School located near the city administration building of Izhevsk, the capital city of Western Russia’s Udmurt Republic.

According to the committee, it was reported earlier that nine people were killed and no fewer than 20 others were wounded in the shooting.

The shooter committed suicide and his body had been found, the committee said.

The committee added that his identity had remained unclear as he had no documents with him.

The school has 982 students and 80 teachers, and they had been evacuated.

The governor of the Udmurt Republic declared three days of mourning that began on Monday.

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