MOSCOW, September 20 (RAPSI) – The Investigative Committee’s Main Investigations Directorate will conduct probe into a shooting attack in the Perm State University that led to the death of eight people on Monday, according to the preliminary information.

An alleged shooter is the first-year student Timur Bekmansurov. Investigators claim he was injured when resisting arrest and taken to hospital, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

A criminal case was opened over murder. The suspect could face life in prison if convicted.