A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia’s Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say.
The shootings took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya.
Four people died at the scene and a fifth died at a hospital, regional Interior Ministry spokesman Ruslan Gadzhiibragimov said. The gunman was a local resident, and his wife has been detained for questioning, he said.
The motive for the attack was not immediately known.
This can’t be true. Russia has the strictest gun control laws on planet earth. These things only happen in the United States. I saw it on CNN, can’t be wrong can it?