Thanks to the continual bleating of anti-gun politicians, some people think mass shootings only happen in America. Nothing could be further from the truth. And it’s horrible no matter where it happens.
This report comes from a polytechnic college in Russian-occupied Kerch, Crimea:
At least 17 people were killed and 40 more injured in an explosion and shooting on Oct. 17 at a polytechnic college in Kerch, a city of 146,000 people in Crimea, the Ukrainian territory Russia occupied in 2014.
An unknown explosive device caused a large blast at approximately 12 p.m., the National Anti-Terrorism Committee of Russia reported on its website.
“All of the victims were taken to nearby hospitals. The Federal Security Service of Russia is investigating at the crime scene, searching for more explosive devices,” Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said, revealing no more details.
However, Olga Grebennikova, the college principal, told the Kerch.Net news website that the tragedy had been a school shooting and a terror attack.
The Telegram channel 112 identified the man as Vladislav Roslyakov, an 18-year-old fourth year student of the polytechnic college.
He entered the college in 2015 and got a gun permit and bought a rifle and 150 rounds of ammunition several days before the shooting, 112 reported.
The Russian Investigative Committee confirmed that on its website on Oct. 17 that Roslyakov’s body had been found in one of the classrooms of the college.
The investigators said that “after shooting other students and staff workers of the college, Roslyakov committed suicide,” the Investigative Committee message reads.