An attacker killed three people with a machine gun in a shopping center in southern Russia

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The shooter, who also died, used a long gun on the victims. The authorities do not rule out that as the investigations progress the number of deaths will increase. SENSITIVE IMAGES

At least 4 people were killed after a man with a long gun shot in southern Russia

At least three people died this Thursday in a shooting in the city of Krymsk, located in the Russian region of Krasnodar, in the southwest of the country, according to official sources told the TASS news agency.

For the moment, sources familiar with the matter have indicated that The shooter, who is also deceased, would have shot three people, although it is not ruled out that new victims may be discovered as the investigations progress.

The Regional prosecutor's office, together with a prosecutor from Crimea, they have initiated the corresponding procedures to find the “causes and conditions” of the event.

Russian authorities say that an armed man opened fire, fatally wounding three people and then committed suicide.

The violence took place in the city of Krymsk in the Krasnodar region, about 1,200 kilometers south from Moscow.

Alexander Runov, a spokesman for the regional interior ministry, said the gunman shot two employees at a local shopping mall and then went outside, shooting at passersby and killing one of them, according to the state news agency Tass >. Another person was injured.

Runov was quoted as saying tensions over the gunman's divorce could be behind the shooting.

An attacker killed three people with a machine gun in a shopping center in southern Russia

The attacker walked outside a shopping center, carrying a machine gun while a victim lies on the ground

A wave of violence has broken out in several cities in Russia, recently at least 15 people were killed, including 11 children, after a gunman opened fire in a school in the city of Izhevsk, in central Russia, in an attack that Russian President Vladimir Putin described as an “inhumane terrorist act”.

The attack was the&nbsp ;the latest in a series of school shootings that have rocked Russia in recent years and came with the country nervous about efforts to mobilize tens of thousands of men to fight in Ukraine. p>

The Russian Investigative Committee identified the attacker as Artyom Kazantsev, 34, graduated from the same school, and authorities said he was wearing a black T-shirt with “Nazi symbols” on it.

The Committee, which was increasing the number of victims, reported that 15 people, including 11 children, died in the shooting, and 24 other people, including 22 children, were injured in the attack.

According to investigators, “he was wearing a black top with Nazi symbols and a ski mask. He is a former student of the center born in 1988, they specified in another statement. “We are checking if he was close to neo-fascist positions and Nazi ideology,” the source said.

The region's governor, Alexander Brechalov, confirmed that there were “casualties and injuries among the children,” speaking in a video statement outside school No88 in Izhevsk.

(With information from Europa Press and AP)

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