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Russia: Man kills two in shooting after refusing to wear face masks

An episode of terror took place this Tuesday inside an administrative center in Moscow, Russia, after a man opened fire and killed at least two people and injured four others; the aggressor was arrested, reported the mayor Sergei Sobianin.

Although the motive for the shooting has not yet been specified, police sources cited by the press agencies TASS and Interfax indicate that the man fired after refusing to put on the mask, which is mandatory in all public buildings in Russia.

“A tragedy has occurred,” wrote the mayor of Moscow, Sobianin on Twitter, “two people died” and the assailant had been arrested, he added.

According to a spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, Irina Volk, the assailant is “a 45-year-old Muscovite,” who was arrested and neutralized by an official who was in the area, in the district of Ryazansky, southeast of Moscow.

How did the events happen?

According to the deputy mayor of Moscow, Anastasia Rakova, the shooter entered an administrative center around 3:00 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT) and fired at the reception, killing a security agent and an employee.

The man who arrested him, a police lieutenant named Georgui Domalaiev, told Rossiya 24 on how he saw an individual flee after hearing the shots.

“I ran after him, he resisted but I felt something that could be a knife or a weapon at his waist, he said,” But I did not give him the opportunity to use his weapons, I prevented him from hurting someone and waited for the rescuers to arrive.

Rakova indicated that there were currently four injured: two women, a man and a ten-year-old girl.

“All four are being operated on,” he added. A doctor cited by the agency Estuary Bride stated that the minor was shot in the neck but is out of danger.

Russia suffers from shootings like in the United States

In recent years, shootings, especially in schools, have tended to be more frequent and the president Vladimir Putin came to denounce a phenomenon imported from state United, a perverse effect of globalization, according to him.

On September 20, a student killed six people and injured 28 others in a shooting at California State University. Perm (center of the country). He had no other motivation than to kill, according to his writings.

AFP

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