Skip to comments.Belgorod shooting suspect still at large after killing 6, including 14yo girl
Posted on 04/22/2013 6:15:23 PM PDT by cunning_fish
Police are searching for a suspect in the Monday shooting in the Russian city of Belgorod. A gunman opened fire near an arms shop, leaving six people dead and one injured. A 14-year-old girl is among those killed.
Police have asked Belgorod residents not to leave their homes because of the special operation. The photo of the suspect Sergey Pomazun, 32 and his description have been posted on the internet. Law enforcers also warn that the man at large may be armed with a gas pistol and a semi-automatic rifle.
Belgorod authorities earlier stated that the suspect had been detained by police. However, they then said that the report was published on the local administrations website by mistake.
The man is still at large. Currently, law enforcers are checking vehicles and housing estates in Belgorod and its outskirts, the regional Interior Ministry Department said.
His residence was earlier cordoned off by police. While searching the suspects apartment, investigators discovered an open safe used for storing weapons, but found it empty. No weapon was located in the gunmans abandoned car either.
About 2pm local time (10:00 GMT) the gunman drove up to a shop in a dark BMW X5. Getting out of the car, he opened fire in the street and then inside the shop. He then managed to flee the scene in his vehicle.
As a result of the shooting rampage, four men aged between 28 and 45, and two schoolgirls were killed, police said. One of the girls, a 16-year-old, was taken to a local hospital, but died later in the ICU. She would turn 17 in just over two weeks - on May 9.
The Belgorod shooter allegedly used a Kalashnikov-based semi-automatic 7.62 caliber Saiga carbine, popular with hunters, reports Lifenews tabloid.
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If correct, bad move .. my understanding is the Russians don't play with theirs like we do.
What is it with terrorists and BMW’s ?
I suppose if we wished for a month of sanity and calm in the world, and the wish was granted, it'd just seem that much worse after the month was up.
Must be a right-wing, tea-party, Gadsden flag waving, conservative.
Oh, wait. It’s Russia.
Doesn’t fit the narrative.
Not that their families will miss the older ones less, but 14 & 16 yo girls .. grrrrr
OOOHHHH! Belgorod...Boston...”What difference does it make????”
If Obama had a Russian son..
Another Muzzy on jihad???
I’m not sure. Lastname is Ukrainian, they say he had prior convictions for thefts and resisting police.
Main version is an attempted robbery of gun shop went wrong but it doesn’t make much sense.
Awful. RIP to these people.
From the article:
According to Russias gun laws, Russian citizens can only buy smoothbore shotguns, gas pistols, or traumatic rubber-bullet revolvers. After five years of safe use of any of the above weapons one is allowed to purchase a rifle or carbine. However, merely having a gun license does not allow a citizen to carry a rifle it is also obligatory to become a member of a hunting-and-fishing club.
In fact you can get licensed as a private detective or security if you want to carry a handgun in Russia.
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