Gunman kills several at Russian University

A car of Russia's National Guard is seen at the scene after a gunman opened fire at the Perm State University in Perm, Russia, on 20 September 2021

At least eight people have been killed when a gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm, officials say.

The assailant walked on to the campus on Monday morning and started shooting.

Students and teachers barricaded themselves inside the university building; others were seen jumping from windows.

It is unclear how many people were injured. Russian police say the attacker has been detained.

Russia’s official Investigations Committee says the attacker was a student at the university.

The incident occurred at at Perm State University, located around 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) east of the capital, Moscow.

Videos circulating on social media shows students throwing belongings from windows from buildings on campus before jumping to flee the shooter.

This is a developing story…..

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