Jessica Powley Hayden 4/30/09
At least 13 people were killed and 13 wounded when a lone gunman went on a rampage at Baku’s Azerbaijan State Oil Academy early on April 30, Azerbaijani officials said. The alleged gunman, a Georgian of Azeri origin, was among the dead.
The shooting began as students gathered for their morning lessons. Some survivors reported seeing more than one gunman. "We were attending a lecture. Someone began to kick the door. Suddenly two [gunmen] burst into the room and shot at the students sitting in the front row. The students began to flee the lecture hall. When I left the room I saw a lot of wounded people in the corridor," one student told APA News Agency.