The number of people killed in the shooting at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk has reached 15, 11 of whom are children, TASS reported, citing the Investigative Committee of Russia.

Nine students and two adults were placed in intensive care.

A total of 18 people were admitted to the hospital, 16 of whom were children. 

Eighteen people injured in the attack, 16 of them children, were admitted to hospital, while 9 students and two adults were placed in intensive care.

"Three female teachers have died. An art teacher, a math teacher and an English teacher. I want to say that the teachers showed courage and did everything possible to save the students' lives," said Education Minister Sergey Kravtsov.

This morning, 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, who is a former student of the 88th school in Izhevsk, broke into the building of the educational institution and opened fire, after which he committed suicide.

The Minister of Education stated that Kazantsev had schizophrenia and was taken to a dispensary report.

The gunman was found to have used at least two assault pistols and had about ten magazines of 9mm ammunition.

According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, he was wearing a black T-shirt with Nazi symbols and a balaclava at the time of the attack.

His clips had "hate" written on them in red. 

Investigators are checking whether Kazantsev was a supporter of Nazi ideology.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said all evidence points to the gunman belonging to a neo-fascist organization or group.

He added that Vladimir Putin deeply mourned the "death of people and children in the school where the terrorist act took place" and that the president had given the necessary orders to the authorities in Izhevsk.

A plane of the Ministry of Emergency Situations flew to the city with a team of doctors, psychologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists.

Rosgvardiya (internal troops) reported that the attacker was not registered as a firearms owner.

Until September 29, Udmurtia declared mourning in memory of the victims.

The work of the investigative bodies continues, notes BTA.