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Drunk lawyer charged in 5 shooting deaths

Nov. 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A drunken lawyer shot a woman who spurned his attentions and killed five of her coworkers at an office building in Moscow Wednesday morning, officials said.

One other employee was wounded, RIA Novosti reported.

Suspect Dmitry Vinogradov, 30, who worked at the company, was arrested by police.

Investigators said Vinogradov told them he went on a five-day drinking binge after a pharmacist at the Rigla pharmaceutical company rejected him. When he returned to work Wednesday, he began shooting with a gun in each hand.

The pharmacist is in serious condition. Another co-worker, a man, was said to be in grave condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

The attacker was subdued by company guards, ITAR-Tass reported.

Vinogradov posted a self-pitying statement on a social networking site earlier in the day, investigators said. In it, he said: "everything I've seen and learnt in my life, developed in me the hate to a human being as a species."

He added: "I can only see one way to justify it: by destroying as many fragments of the human compost as possible."

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