No pinoys in Crimea shooting

October 19, 2018
Crimea - Shooting
People lay flowers for the victims during a church service in Kerch, Crimea, on October 18, 2018, after a student opened fire at a technical college in the Russian-annexed Crimea city of Kerch. A teenage gunman shot dead at least 18 people and injured dozens before killing himself at a technical college where he was a student in Russian-annexed Crimea on October 17. / AFP / Andrey PETRENKO

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said no Filipinos were among the casualties in a shooting spree in Crimea and extended its sympathies to the families of the 20 persons who were killed at Kerch Polytechnic College.

The DFA also hoped for the fast recovery of the almost 40 injured.

In his report to the Home Office, Ambassador to Russia Carlos D. Sorreta said that no Filipinos were reported to be among the casualties in the incident.

Sorreta said an 18-year-old student was responsible for the shooting.

Authorities said he later killed himself at the site of the attack.

Three days of mourning in Crimea have been declared from Thursday.