“He always wore a hood in black, he never said hello, he was very reserved,” RIA Novosti quoted a neighbor as saying.

According to him, Kazantsev lived with his family in good conditions.

“He didn’t say hello, didn’t communicate ... There were no girls, he didn’t have friends, he was always alone,” another neighbor of the shooter said.

Earlier, the press service of the government of Udmurtia, citing the Russian Investigative Committee, reported that the death toll in a school shooting in Izhevsk had risen to 17, of which 11 were children.

From 26 to 29 September, mourning for the dead was declared in Udmurtia.