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Russia’s Makhachkala: man opens fire from shotgun, injures at least two

In the city of Makhachkala, Russia’s Dagestan, an unknown man has opened fire from a shotgun, the local Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.

“Today, at around 15:10 PM [local time] the police received a message from eyewitnesses about an unknown man carrying a shotgun [on one of the streets] of Makhchkala, aiming it at passers-by, but shooting in the air,” the statement reads.

The plan Interception has been declared.

According to initial reports, at least two people were injured. “One of the injured is a 35-year-old man with wounds in his chest, left hip, and right ankle. He was transported to the central hospital. The second victim, whose age is not known at the moment, was also hospitalised with a broken jaw,” the ministry says in a statement.

The police officers were able to identify the shooter and are currently trying to detain him. It is reported that he started shooting because of a fight with other men on the street.

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