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Eight killed in Russian university shooting, gunman in hospital – police

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MOSCOW (Reuters) -A student armed with a hunting rifle opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding many others, law enforcement said. Panicked students leapt from first-floor windows to escape Perm State University around 1,300 km (800 miles) east of Moscow, landing heavily on the ground before running to safety, media footage showed. Students built barricades out of chairs to stop the shooter from entering their classrooms, they said. The gunman was wounded after resisting arrest and was being treated in hospital, the Investiga…

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