Police have detained a man on suspicion of shooting and seriously injuring a fellow passenger on the Moscow subway, the Interior Ministry said.
The 25-year-old victim was hospitalized and in a coma after receiving a gunshot wound to the head from a pellet gun early Monday, a spokesperson for the Moscow branch of the Interior Ministry said, Interfax reported.
The shootout was preceded by an altercation between the suspect, a 27-year old man from Chechnya, and four Belarussian natives in a subway car between the metro stations of Park Kultury and Kropotkinskaya, the spokesman said.
The suspect is accused of firing several shots. Another man suffered a minor abrasion.
If convicted, the shooter faces up to eight years in prison.
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