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05 Apr 2020 | 09:48 AM UTC

Russia: Multiple people shot dead following verbal dispute in Yelatma (Ryazan region) April 4

Five individuals shot dead in Yelatma (Ryazan region) following verbal dispute April 4; suspect arrested



A man in Yelatma (Ryazan region) shot dead five people in a residential complex late (local time) Saturday, April 4, over a noise complaint and ensuing verbal argument. According to investigators, the man initially complained to the group about violating ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine measures before opening fire with a hunting rifle, killing four men and one woman. Police said that the suspect attempted to flee the scene but was captured and arrested. An investigation is ongoing at the suspect's residence and in the surrounding area.

Localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in the affected area, along with an increased police presence.


Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.