Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Russian Police Continue Belgorod Shooter Manhunt

Russian police posted a reward of at least 3 million rubles ($95,000) on Tuesday for information leading to the arrest of the man suspected of shooting dead six people in Belgorod in southwest Russia on Monday afternoon.

The suspected assailant, named by police as 32-year-old Sergei Pomazun, opened fire from a hunting shop at random victims with a rifle before moving on to the streets of Belgorod. He later fled in the same vehicle in which he had arrived at the scene.

Police and the city administration said a 14-year-old girl was among the dead, five of whom died at the scene of the attack. A sixth victim died shortly after in hospital.