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Belgorod shooting suspect still at large after killing 6, including 14yo girl
rt.com ^ | April 22, 2013 11:52

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 administration’s 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 suspect’s apartment, investigators discovered an open safe used for storing weapons, but found it empty. No weapon was located in the gunman’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: banglist; communists; democrats; guncontrol; guns; massacre; secondamendment; shooting; terror

1 posted on 04/22/2013 6:15:23 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish
Let me guess . . .

If correct, bad move .. my understanding is the Russians don't play with theirs like we do.

2 posted on 04/22/2013 6:17:30 PM PDT by tomkat (curmudgeons gonna curmudge)
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To: tomkat

What is it with terrorists and BMW’s ?


3 posted on 04/22/2013 6:21:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: ps
Well, probably not re the former, but the latter still holds.

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.

4 posted on 04/22/2013 6:22:48 PM PDT by tomkat (curmudgeons gonna curmudge)
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To: cunning_fish

Must be a right-wing, tea-party, Gadsden flag waving, conservative.

Oh, wait. It’s Russia.

Doesn’t fit the narrative.

Never mind.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 6:23:37 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Not that their families will miss the older ones less, but 14 & 16 yo girls .. grrrrr


6 posted on 04/22/2013 6:23:59 PM PDT by tomkat (curmudgeons gonna curmudge)
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To: cunning_fish
Video just in from Belgorod...

video

7 posted on 04/22/2013 6:25:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: cunning_fish
Some media also stated that earlier the shooting suspect had undergone treatment at a psychiatric clinic. It was reported he had been sentenced to compulsory treatment by a court.
8 posted on 04/22/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: cunning_fish
Gun Owner Background Checks
An applicant for a firearm licence in Russia must pass background checks which consider criminal, mental, and medical records


But...but...Obama said these background checks would stop kids from being killed!
9 posted on 04/22/2013 6:34:24 PM PDT by itzmygun (Elitism + hatred of mankind = LIBERALISM)
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To: bigheadfred
shooter.
10 posted on 04/22/2013 6:36:03 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

OOOHHHH! Belgorod...Boston...”What difference does it make????”


11 posted on 04/22/2013 6:38:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: cunning_fish

If Obama had a Russian son..


12 posted on 04/22/2013 7:04:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cunning_fish

Another Muzzy on jihad???


13 posted on 04/22/2013 8:39:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 8:56:20 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Awful. RIP to these people.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 9:09:00 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Westbrook

From the article:

According to Russia’s 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.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 9:14:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

In fact you can get licensed as a private detective or security if you want to carry a handgun in Russia.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 10:31:12 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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