17 killed, 10 wounded in school shooting in Baku
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17 killed, 10 wounded in school shooting in Baku

30 Apr, 04:21 PM

The official death toll at the Baku university shootout has reached 17; ten people have been wounded, ANS Press reports.

Among the dead is the gunman himself, identified as a 29-year-old ethnic Azerbaijani with Georgian citizenship, Fyarda Asad Oglu Gadirov.

Gadirov opened fire in the Azerbaijan Oil Academy, the country’s most prestigious school, early on Thursday.

Immediately after the beginning of classes, he entered the building and used his Makarov pistol to shoot first the security guards and the cleaning woman, and then everyone he met in the building as he went up the stairs to the top floor. Reports say during the shooting he aimed for people’s head.

When Gadirov realized he was about to be seized, he shot himself through the head.

On his corpse the police found an ammunition bag with 71 bullets.

Azerbaijan’s President Ilkham Aliyev has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the tragedy’s victims and promised to direct the investigation.

 

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