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Six people dead in 'random' shooting in southwest Russia

April 22, 2013 at 4:52 PM

MOSCOW, April 22 (UPI) -- Six people, including a 14-year-old girl, died Monday in southwestern Russia in what police say was a random shooting.

The shooter began what police described as "random fire" with a rifle in a street in the city of Belgorod before entering a nearby store, RIA Novosti reported.

Five of the victims were declared dead at the scene and the sixth a short time later at a hospital, officials said.

The assailant fled in a vehicle that was later found by police.

Special Forces officers were deployed to the home of a man suspected in the attack. Police described him as a man around 30 years old with a criminal record.

The attack follows an incident six months ago in Moscow in which an attorney killed six people after the end of a romantic relationship.

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