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3 Dead in Shooting Spree

A disabled man went on a shooting spree in Nizhny Tagil in the Sverdlovsk region on Tuesday, killing two officials before killing himself because of what he called years of pension cutbacks.

Sergei Rudakov, 50, lost his hand in a workplace accident at a drilling rig in 1991, and he wrote in the suicide note found on his body that the pension he was entitled to had been cut by 75 percent by corrupt officials.

He shot a pension fund lawyer, Yury Stoletov, 60, using a hunting gun, after having an argument with him, the local web site Justmedia.ru said, adding that Rudakov then fired at other officials, killing one of them, Yelena Skulkina, 49. He then killed himself.

(MT)


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