Swastika-wearing gunman kills 15 at Russian school

STORY: A gunman, wearing a swastika on his teeshirt, killed at least 15 people, including 11 children, at a school in Russia on Monday (September 26).

Investigators said that the attacker, armed with two pistols and a large supply of ammunition, wounded 24 others before committing suicide.

The suspect, in his early thirties, was named by authorities as Artem Kazantsev.

He killed two security guards and then opened fire on students and teachers at School Number 88 in Izhevsk.

He had been a pupil at the school which is about 600 miles east of Moscow.

Russia's Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, said that it was looking into the attacker's suspected neo-Nazi links.

Regional governor Alexander Brechalov said the attacker had been registered with a "psycho-neurological" treatment facility.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin "deeply mourns" the deaths.

And described the incident as "a terrorist act by a person who apparently belongs to a neo-fascist organization or group".