Russian soldier kills three in shooting rampage
A Russian soldier yesterday went on a rampage killing three of his fellow troops and wounding another before turning the gun on himself, media reports and a defence ministry spokesman said.
The soldier, stationed at a base near the far eastern port of Vladivostok and identified as Private Denis V, shot the four servicemen after abandoning his post with rifle and ammunition, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
When the four went to look for him the private shot at them several times, killing three and seriously wounding the fourth, before committing suicide, the agency said.
A defence ministry spokesman contacted by AFP confirmed that the reports were correct but gave no details.