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Man Gunned Down in Moscow Over Parking Spot

Finding a parking spot can be a frustrating experience for many Muscovites, but one car owner this weekend ended up paying a rather high price for his spot.

According to an Interior Ministry report, two drivers got engaged in a quarrel on Sunday evening over a parking spot on Moscow's southern Shepilovsky Proyezd.

When one of the car owners refused to budge, the other took out a hunting gun and shot his rival down, Interfax reported.

The victim died on the scene from his wounds.

Bystanders who witnessed the incident detained the gunman and handed him over to the police but the man refused to go quietly, resisting law enforcement officials to the point of needing hospitalization after his detention.

It is unknown what happened to either of the two cars.

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