Veshkayma kindergarten shooting

On 26 April 2022, three people were killed in a school shooting at a kindergarten in Veshkayma, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia.

Veshkayma kindergarten shooting
LocationVeshkayma, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia
Coordinates54°03′23.9″N 47°07′01.7″E / 54.056639°N 47.117139°E / 54.056639; 47.117139
Date26 April 2022
Attack type
Mass shooting, murder-suicide, school shooting, pedicide
WeaponIZh-27 shotgun
Deaths5 (including the perpetrator and the gun's original owner)
PerpetratorRuslan Akhtyamov

Shooting edit

The attack occurred after 26-year-old Ruslan Akhtyamov entered the Ryabinka kindergarten with an IZh-27 double-barreled shotgun,[1][2] shooting dead a staff member who tried to stop the attack.[3] Walking into a classroom during the children's naptime,[4] he opened fire, killing two small children, whom RIA Novosti said had been born in 2016 and 2018.[4] Another staff member was wounded.[5] After the shooting, Akhtyamov then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.[6]

The National Guard of Russia said that the firearm used by the perpetrator was obtained under the name of another person.[7] Izvestia reported that the firearm's owner had been found dead, presumably killed by the kindergarten shooter.[8]

Perpetrator edit

The shooter was identified as 26-year-old Ruslan Akhtyamov. He had reportedly been dealing with mental illness.[9][2]

Victims edit

Five people were killed in the attack:

  1. 68-year-old man whom Akhtyamov stole the gun from; (died prior to the attack)
  2. 35-year-old teacher of the Ryabinka kindergarten;[10]
  3. 5-year-old female kindergarten student;[11]
  4. 6-year-old male kindergarten student;
  5. Ruslan Akhtyamov (26 years old) - the assailant in the attack; committed suicide.

One person was injured, a 52-year-old assistant teacher.[citation needed]

Reactions edit

The governor of the Ulyanovsk region, Aleksey Russkikh, said that the families of the victims would be provided with medical, psychological and social assistance.[12] Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova called on the National Guard to be on duty in schools and kindergartens.[13] Russkikh and Yuri Bezdudny, the governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, provided their condolences for the tragedy.[14]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Times, The Moscow (2022-04-26). "Gunman Kills 2 Kindergarteners in Central Russia". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  2. ^ a b "Teacher, two children dead in Russia kindergarten shooting - official". Times of Malta. 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  3. ^ "Gunman opens fire at kindergarten in Russia; 2 small children and teacher killed". UPI. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  4. ^ a b "Two children among four dead in Russia school shooting". 2022-04-26. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "2 children, woman killed by gunman at Russian kindergarten". AP NEWS. 2022-04-26. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  6. ^ Welle (, Deutsche. "Russia: Two children and a teacher killed in kindergarten shooting". DW.COM. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  7. ^ "Gunman Kills 3 in Russian Kindergarten". VOA. 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  8. ^ Балаян, Мария Фролова, Вероника Кулакова, Анастасия Платонова, Елена (2022-04-26). "Бойня в тихий час: под Ульяновском совершено массовое убийство в детском саду". Известия (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-04-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ "Two children and teacher killed in shooting at Russian nursery school". euronews. 2022-04-26. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  10. ^ "Москалькова: вневедомственная охрана Росгвардии должна дежурить в дошкольных учреждениях круглосуточно » Вечерние ведомости". 2022-04-26. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  11. ^ "Стрельба в детском саду Ульяновской области, есть жертвы среди детей". 2022-04-26. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  12. ^ "Власти помогут семьям погибших при стрельбе в ульяновском детсаду - РИА Новости, 26.04.2022". 2022-04-26. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  13. ^ "Москалькова предложила установить в российских школах круглосуточную охрану - KP.Ru". 2022-04-26. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  14. ^ "Губернатор НАО выразил соболезнования в связи с ульяновской трагедией - ИА REGNUM". 2022-04-26. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-28.