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At least two killed near Moscow as gunman opens fire on passers-by

Quoting a source with the Russian interior ministry, TASS reports that it was local resident who opened fire on passers-by with a hunting rifle in the village of Kratovo.

world Updated: Jun 11, 2017 00:33 IST
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Representative Image | Russian National Guard fighters have begun storming the house, where the shooter is said to be still holed up.
Representative Image | Russian National Guard fighters have begun storming the house, where the shooter is said to be still holed up.

At least two people have been killed in a shooting incident in the outskirts of Moscow on Saturday, Russia’s news agency TASS reported.

Quoting a source with the Russian interior ministry, TASS reports that it was local resident who opened fire on passers-by with a hunting rifle in the village of Kratovo.

Russian National Guard fighters have begun storming the house, where the shooter is said to be still holed up. He fired shots at police officers who were attempting to retrieve the bodies of the victims and threw grenades, TASS reports. The area around the house has been cordoned off.

Russia Today, quoting neighbours, identified the gunman as Igor who is said to have served in the armed conflict with Chechnya. However, there is no official confirmation yet.