By G9ija

A man opened fire at the Perm State University in Russia on Monday.

He has been identified as a male student but not yet clear if a student at the institution.

At least eight people were killed and more than 20 injured, the state investigative committee said.

The suspect was arrested and wounded after resisting law enforcement officers.

The shooter was said to have entered the university campus “with an offensive weapon”.

RIA Novosti reported that some students and teachers locked themselves into classrooms during the attack.

The state committee is collating further data on the dead and injured. A murder investigation has been opened.