HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014


Russian survives after being shot 16 times
Moscow, March 09, 2013
First Published: 09:49 IST(9/3/2013)
Last Updated: 10:13 IST(9/3/2013)

A businessman in the Russian city of Volgograd survived a gun attack on his car despite being riddled with 16 bullets from an assault rifle, regional investigators said.

The man was attacked by an unidentified gunman armed with a Kalashnikov rifle as he drove his Toyota car in the city's Dzerzhinsk district Thursday evening, Investigative Committee spokeswoman Natalya Kunitskaya said.

"The victim was hit by sixteen bullets, mostly in the left side of his body," she said.

"His friends took him to hospital."

The man had been relaxing in a sauna with his friends immediately prior to the attack.

A criminal investigation has been launched into the crime.

Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved