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Russian Kills Neighbor Over Loud Music

Police near Moscow are looking for a gunman suspected of killing a young man over a noisy party in his yard, Russian law enforcement officials said Monday.

The body of the man, born in 1986, was found outside a residential building in the town of Noginsk, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Moscow, with a gunshot to the chest, Moscow Region police spokeswoman Irina Gumennaya said Monday.

According to a preliminary investigation, the victim was among four men drinking alcohol and listening to music in the yard around 3 a.m. Monday morning.

A man from a nearby building told the party-goers to turn the noise down, but they ignored him. "He later came back with a hunting rifle and shot one of the men dead," Gumennaya said.

The shooter fled the scene, but police say he has been identified.

A criminal investigation has been opened on murder charges, which carry a maximum punishment of up to 15 years jail.

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