Russian officials say that a gunman has opened fire at a school in central Russia, killing at least six people and injuring twenty.
According to Russian media, victims include pupils and a security guard at the school in the city of Izhevsk.
The incident occurred at school number 88, with almost 1,000 pupils and some 80 teachers. The gunman has reportedly killed himself, and the motive is unclear. Emergency officials are at the scene.
The school is in the centre of Izhevsk, a city of about 650,000 residents, close to central government buildings.
Teachers and pupils have been evacuated.
According to a state MP quoted by the Tass news agency, the gunman was reportedly armed with two pistols.