Manager at Chemical Research Company Shot Dead in Moscow Suburb

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.

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