'Three dead in shooting at Russian university' as students climb out of windows

Shocking scenes from a suspected shooting in Russia show students climbing out of windows to escape.

Local media reported three are dead and two more are injured after the incident at Perm State University.

Pictures appear to show a figure holding a weapon outside the university, and people in the auditorium have been told to stay put and ‘shield’.

Others have been told to leave the campus, and to turn back if they are on their way.

Perm University is known for its medical excellence and is one of the oldest universities in Russia.

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