Kerch Polytechnic College massacre

2018 school shooting and bombing in Kerch, Crimea

On 17 October 2018, a bomb attack and school shooting happened in the dining room and second floor of Kerch Polytechnic College in Kerch, Crimea. The school is attended by students aged 15 to mid-20s.[2] 20 people died and over 53 were injured, 12 of them critically.[3][4][5][6]

Kerch Polytechnic College massacre
Vladislav Roslyakov in the college library
LocationKerch Polytechnic College, Kerch, Crimea
Coordinates45°21′23″N 36°32′08″E / 45.35639°N 36.53556°E / 45.35639; 36.53556
Date17 October 2018 (2018-10-17)
11:40 (UTC+3:00)
Attack type
School shooting, school bombing, mass murder, murder–suicide, copycat crime
Deaths21 (including the perpetrator)
PerpetratorVladislav Roslyakov

The shooter was 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov, who after the attack killed himself.[7] A survivor said the shooting lasted 15 minutes.[8]

The crime is being investigated as a mass murder and not terrorist attack.[9]

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the attack as a "tragic event" and offered his condolences to the victims' families while attending a conference in Sochi.[10]

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences to the victims, whom he described as Ukrainian citizens.[11]

References change

  1. "Ружье "для самообороны" и картечь на волка – стало известно, какое оружие использовал "Керченский стрелок"" [Shotgun "for self-defense" and buckshot to hunt the wolf - it became known what weapon the "Kerch shooter" used]. (in Russian). Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. "'We want to live': Terrifying VIDEOS of students fleeing Kerch college massacre". RT International. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  3. "Теракт в Крыму". Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. "Nineteen People Dead, Up to 50 Injured Due to Incident in Kerch, Russia (VIDEO)". Sputnik (news agency). Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. "Росгвардия назвала терактом взрыв в колледже в Керчи". Vedomosti. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. Глава Крыма Сергей Аксенов: в колледже в Керчи ранены 53 человека
  7. "Was Vladimir Roslyakov's weapon shooting was illegal? Yes, it was..." VKontakte (Mash).
  8. "At least 17 killed in attack on college in Russian-annexed Crimea". CBS News. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  9. "Студент застрелил 18 человек в керченском колледже. СК больше не считает это нападение терактом". Meduza (in Russian). Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  10. "Crimea school shooting: Gunman kills at least 17 at Kerch college". ABC7 Chicago. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  11. "Poroshenko: Crimea's PGO initiates criminal proceedings following terrorist attack in Kerch". UNIAN. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.