Gunman opens fire on oil academy, kills 13
Apr 30,2009 00:00 by UPI

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- At least one gunman opened fire at State Oil Academy in Azerbaijan Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding 11 others, a government official said.

An attacker opened fire at the academy in Baku, the country's capital, then shot himself, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

The gunman reportedly killed a security guard and cleaning personnel before entering the academy, firing at students and faculty as he went upstairs, law enforcement officials said. A police officer said the gunman went to the sixth floor, then shot himself in a classroom. Azerbaijani, Turkish and Syrian nationals were among the dead, officials said.

The academy is an international center for training oil industry specialists.

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