A top employee at a chemical research company was fatally shot in a Moscow suburb on Thursday night, investigators said.
"From what we can tell so far, the man was returning home from a corporate party. He was walking with a co-worker, who was also his neighbor, to his house and was on his way to his own home when the got shot," a spokesperson for the regional Investigative Committee said.
The victim, Yevgeny Ivanov, was the assistant director of a chemical research company in the town of Sergiev Posad. He was shot in the stomach, the representative said.
The company Ivanov worked for as a safety manager developed chemicals for use in private weapons, according to Russian media reports.
Investigators have not named any suspects or cited a possible motive.