BERLIN, May 12. /TASS/. The German government and Chancellor Angela Merkel are shocked by the attack in Kazan, the largest city of Russia’s Tatarstan, they wish recovery to the wounded and offer their condolences to the families of those killed, Steffen Seibert, Germany’s government spokesperson, said at a briefing on Wednesday.
"The chancellor and the government are dumbstruck by this attack. We sympathize with the families of those killed and wish those wounded a rapid and full recovery," Seibert said.
On Tuesday, a former student of Kazan's school No. 175 went on a shooting spree in the school building. Nine people were killed, with seven children among them. Twenty-three injured people were hospitalized. The attacker was detained. Criminal proceedings were launched against him on charges of killing two or more people. April 12 was declared a day of mourning in Tatarstan.