×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Russian Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Shooting Child

A Russian man has been given an 18-month jail sentence for shooting a 6-year-old boy in the head with an air pistol while drunk, according to a police statement issued Wednesday.

The 43-year-old man fired on the boy while he was playing with other children in a kindergarten in the Urals town of Irbit, according to a court decision cited by local police. After his parents brought him to a hospital, doctors extracted a bullet that they found lodged in flesh below the child's chin.

At the time of the attack on June 1, police said the man was drunk.

"Seeing that a bullet had hit a boy, the shooter returned to his room, hid the pistol in a chest and for several days did not leave the building and did not open the door,” the police statement said.

About 40 police officers were involved in the search for the perpetrator, who was living in a dormitory near the scene of the crime.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more