MOSCOW, July 5  (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Monday extended detention of Ilnaz Galyaviyev, 19,  who stands charged with fatal shool shooting in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, until October 11, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

As the defendant is currently undergoing mental exam in a hospital the hearing was held in his absence.

According to investigators, on May 11, Ilnaz Galyaviyev, 19, broke into an education institution and started shooting. He shot dead 7 minors and 2 teachers. Over 20 persons were injured as a result of the assault. The attacker, who was arrested on the scene and identified, acted alone. Several years ago he finished this school.

On May 12, he was placed in detention.

A criminal case was opened over the murder of two and more people.

Galyaviyev pleaded guilty. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.