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Customer Shoots Clerk

A shopper unsatisfied with the quality of a cell phone he had purchased the day before in southwest St. Petersburg's Yunona market opened fire on a sales clerk Saturday.

The customer, whose name has not been released, fired three shots from an air gun after an argument broke out with the clerk, RIA-Novosti reported. He slightly wounded the clerk and a bystander before other bystanders wrestled him to the ground.

The shooter, a local resident previously tried for theft, faces seven years in prison on hooliganism charges.


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