There was a terror act today in Crimea. This happened in a Kerch Polytechnic College. Over 20 people are already reported dead, 40 wounded. Terrorist or terrorists used explosives and automatic rifles to shoot kids. Here are some photos, videos and facts.
Around 11:40 am Moscow time there was an explosion in a college in Crimea. At first people reported it as a gas explosion, however it turned out there is no gas in this college. Later new information starting to come in:
Here is a video of a college principal calling someone. She left the college just 30 mins before the terror attack. This is what she is saying:
“There are many many dead bodies of kids. They blew up the room, then ran through the hallway and were throwing explosives in other rooms They were running with assault rifles and were killing everyone who was still alive If I wasn’t go out I would be dead like my Nastya and her mom!”
And here is another witness calling, a girl:
Here is what she saying:
“Vika, they blew up our Politech (college).I scratched my hand. We were running and kids were just lying. They were shooting there, you understand, they were shooting! I cant breath My friend was killed before my eyes. I saw how she fell down and couldn’t stand I’m afraid to stay home!”
Here a couple photos from outside:
“We were just standing outside and then suddenly heard a loud BOOM and windows from the second floor just fell down on the ground” – say a couple of students outside
One more witness account:
“We spoke with witnesses, they heard shots, did you hear it too? Yes, they killed a teacher right before me! Who was firing, have you seen him? A guy. They say it was a blonde man in a green hoodie, can you confirm? Yes I saw blonde hair, that’s all I know”
Police are looking for a white haired man in a green hoodie and jeans
Meanwhile the army has arrived at the college:
Army arrived at the college that had a terror act today, 200 soldiers and around 10 BTRs and other vehicles They will be helping cleaning up debris now
First photo of an attacker has been published. This is the man everyone is looking for now
A suspect in college attack was shot down on the second floor, a boy born in 2000
The boy named Vladislav, born in the year 2000. It seems he was behind an attack on a college in Crimea today with over 20 victims. He was found dead upstairs. It seems he shot himself
He left his bag in the cafeteria, the survived students say. Then was an explosion. He was telling his friends earlier that he was experimenting with explosives at home.
Seems he was fan of Novorosia according to his social network page. Also it’s known that he got a permit for a rifle a couple of days ago and then bought 150 rounds of ammo for it
Another photo from the attacker’s social page:
This is where the college attacked is located, near the Crimean bridge
They say the killer – Vladislav, was cosplaying a Columbine mass shooting movie, the Eric Harris actor. Vladislav is on the right
Vladislav renamed himself on social media into “Vladislav Reich”
He put a 19 October 2018 date into his tagline with the words: “Most close people to us would stay forever in our hearts”
First minutes after an explosion on video:
Kids run away through windows, etc.
Last month the boy (Vladislav, born in the year 2000) got a permit for the rifle.
Last week Vladislav purchased a rifle and 150 ammo rounds for it.
Crimean authorities promise to pay one million roubles to families of every victim ($15,000)
Russian TV was saying “it was Ukrainian sabotage groups, Ukraine threatened us many times so they did it” live on the air
They report that one more bomb was found in the college. Vlad’s parents got divorced recently, his mother and Vlad fled from the dad and lived in a rented apartment.
His classmates say he hated “angry college professors” and was promising to have revenge on them.
Russian social media has already posted memes about Vladislav (photo above).
Vlad’s mother is a medical worker and she was helping victims of the shooting at her job, not knowing that her son was the cause. She works in an oncological centre but because there were so many victims they were taken to her medical office, too.
This man killed 20 people in Crimea today. Forty more are in hospital, many got their legs or arms torn off as a result of explosion he made.
His mother was taken to police right now. Right from her medical office job where she was attending victims of the shooting her son did, even not knowing it was him.
Today Vlad came to college with two bags, his schoolmate says: “We saw him twenty minutes before it happened, he was sitting in a hallway with two backpacks – one was gray and his regular black backpack. I was surprised that he (Vlad) was not in class. We went outside and then it happened”
“There are bombs exploding! Suka! We are going to stadium. Have you called mom? There are some dogs. There are shots fired, what the heck do you want? ” – students run away in panic.
After the shooting Vlad called his little sister (she is 14 and studying in a boarding school) and said sorry. Then he shot himself
Another witness story:
“This all happened today October 17, in my college. I was outside relaxing with friends when an explosion happened on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the building, glass fell from the building and then there was the sound of a loud boom. I ran inside, but kids were still smiling and not aware of bad things. We were afraid to leave because we were afraid teachers would call our parents and complain that we left, but I made a decision despite that and jumped over the fence and left the school. Then some time later I went back and saw many people running away from the college crying. I called mom, she said go home. I went first to the sea then went home.”
Al Jazeera mistaken Vlad Roslyakov’s (the killer) name with Sergey Aksyonov (the governor of Crimea) and accuses Sergey Aksyonov of killing 18 people.
0:05. 0:15. 0:20. 0:27. 0:28. 0:30. 0:44. 0:47. 0:57. 0:59. 1:01 Times of gun shots in the video above. This is Vlad Roslyakov killing students of the Polytechnic College. Pauses between shots is when he reloads his gun.
Kerch city (where the explosions and shootings happened) right now
Vika, Anya, those are different girls that are missing after the explosion and shootings in Kerch today.
These and more girls and boys are missing today. Now their parents and friends try to find them through the social media as their phones are not responding any more…..
Vlad’s (today’s terrorist) passport and permit for owning a gun. Also his ammo rounds:
During Soviet times this Kerch Technology college was preparing professionals to work at Ukrainian mines and Metallurgy factories. Here is a shot from a Volleyball game there in the 1970s
Vladislav here as a freshman of the Kerch college, three years ago. Who could imagine.
A plane arrived to take wounded victims to Moscow hospitals
A shocking video from the college during the shooting: “Aaaa they are shooting from an automatic rifle!!” Those gunshots are really loud and close..
Another shock video. Girls together with a teacher trying to escape: “Shush shush…Let’s go there… Oh no it’s locked here. Maybe we can escape through the window? Let’s go through the window.. Shush.. Please shush.. Help please help!” Scary.
Just a couple months before today’s massacre, this Kerch college has the following play going on in the student’s theater:
NEW UPDATES OCT 18:
Yesterday’s killer Vladislav is buying a big box of ammo in a store four days ago. Legally and calmly.
Video from inside a college where massacre happened yesterday. Broken glass, torn books, stains. The clothes of the shooter he dropped in a restroom, nobody cared to pick them up yet. On Monday studies are planned to restart here (though not in this particular building)
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