All victims of Crimea shooting rampage identified

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Authorities in Crimea were searching for a possible accomplice of the student who carried out a shooting and bomb attack on a vocational school, killing 20 people and wounding more than 50 others, an official said on Thursday.

An 18-year-old student, who later killed himself, was initially believed to be the only one to have been involved in the carnage at the Kerch Polytechnic College on Wednesday. The criminal case launched under the "Terror Attack" section was reclassified under the "Murder" section. Russia's National Guard said Thursday that it has deployed officers and riot police to all schools and colleges in Kerch in the aftermath of the attack. "The history of Crimea will be divided in two - before and after October 17", the leader of the Moscow-annexed peninsula Sergei Aksyonov told a crowd of hundreds at Kerch's central square.

Crimea's authorities have published an official list of people killed in the Kerch college attack on the website of the republic's government.

Officials said Roslyakov obtained his gun license, required to own a firearm, about two months ago and security camera footage showed him buying shotgun shells four days before the shooting. The burials are taking place in mainland Russian Federation, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.


RussianPresident Vladimir Putin called the deadly shooting and bomb attack by a teenager in Crimea a "result of globalization" and said that adults are failing to offer young people an alternative to an outburst of violence.

An 18-year-old student went on a shooting rampage at the school on the Crimean Peninsula, which Russian Federation annexed from Ukraine in 2014, killing 19 people and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. "Everything started with the tragic events in schools in the U.S.", Putin said at an global policy forum in Sochi.

KAZINFORM No Kazakhstanis are among those killed and wounded in Kerch college attack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

At least 42 who were injured remain hospitalized, six in a critical condition, according to authorities in the Black Sea city of Kerch, where the attack happened on Wednesday. Security was also increased at a new 19-kilometer (12-mile) bridge linking the peninsula with Russian Federation, which opened earlier this year.


Gun laws are strict in Russian Federation and civilians are permitted only to own hunting rifles and smoothbore shotguns, and have to undergo background checks. "Young people with unstable minds create false heroes for themselves", he said.

Most victims died from gunshot wounds, authorities said.

"The children's muscles are all 'minced, ' basically, with small pieces of metal", Skvortsova said.

She said Roslyakov did not have many friends and spent all his time indoors playing computer games.


Aksyonov said Roslyakov had recently received a permit to own the shotgun after passing routine background checks. "We have found nuts and metal balls in the liver, guts and blood vessels of those whose internal organs were ruptured".

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