At approximately 1100 local time (0600 UTC) on 20 September 2021, a gunman opened fire at Perm State University in the city of Perm, located approximately 1,300 km (800 mi) northeast of the capital Moscow. According to local authorities, the shooter entered a building at the university and began firing at students and staff. The armed man briefly barricaded himself in the building before police officers wounded and detained him. Russia’s Health Ministry stated that six students were killed and 24 others were injured in the shooting. The assailant was a student at the university. Information regarding a possible motive for the shooting is unavailable.