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Three killed in Nizhny Novgorod region’s bus shooting, suspected gunman found dead

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 1, 2017: A Russian Investigative Committee (SK) vehicle outside the Moscow Regional Court where a gunfight broke out during a hearing into the "Grand Theft Auto gang" case. Five members of the gang, suspected of killing more than a dozen of motorists, grabbed firearms from security officers. Three members of the gang were killed, two injured in the gunfight. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MOSCOW, Oct 13, 2020, TASS. Police and the National Guard officers found the body of a young man, who is suspected of killing three citizens of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, in western Russia, the Interior Ministry’s regional department told TASS on Tuesday.

Earlier, a source in the law enforcement agencies said the man had committed suicide.

“Police officers jointly with Rosgvardiya representatives in the region found the body of an 18-year-old citizen of Nizhny Novgorod, who is suspected of killing three people,” the press service said. The body was discovered in a forest near the Bolsheorlovskoye village in the Borsky district.

“Police officers jointly with Rosgvardiya representatives in the region found the body of an 18-year-old citizen of Nizhny Novgorod, who is suspected of killing three people,” the press service said. The body was discovered in a forest near the Bolsheorlovskoye settlement in the Borsky district.

According to preliminary data, the young man had come to the village to visit his relatives. A criminal case was launched into murdering two or more people (Part 2 of Article 105 of the Russian Criminal Code).

In the evening of October 12, a man opened fire in the Bolsheorlovskoe settlement in the Nizhny Novgorod Region and later fled the scene. Russia’s Investigative Committee’s regional directorate reported that three people had been killed while three more had been wounded. Special purpose police units and rapid deployment task force were dispatched to the crime scene to apprehend the armed criminal.

The source in the law enforcement told TASS that the shooting was initiated by a local 18-year-old resident Daniil Monakhov. It was caused by a conflict between him and his grandmother whom he wounded opening fire from a rifle. The woman was rushed to a hospital in serious condition. The young man also shot to death his neighbor and then killed two more people at a bus stop. Two more women were also wounded there. Later the source told TASS that the grandmother died in the hospital and the number of victims rose to four.

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