Gunman Kills 9 in Russian School Shooting, Including 7; Slavic Gospel Association Responds

(Photo shows a military vehicle outside the school after the shooting. (Photo courtesy of the press service of the President of Tatarstan. CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

Early this week, a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan killed seven children and two adults, including one teacher. A 19-year-old former student has been detained as a suspect.

Eric Mock of the Slavic Gospel Association says, “The pastor of the central church in Kazan knows one lady in the church who has a son that attends that school. And the son’s best friend relayed to him that he stood there and watched as the shooter killed another one of their best friends. And so the child is caught up in remorse and grieving and confusion over the things that he has seen.”

Kazan is part of a largely Muslim region east of Moscow. Mock says, “Interestingly enough, this friend who witnessed the shooting is also the son of a well-known imam in Kazan.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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