| 22 May 2024, Wednesday |

Shooting in Moscow, two dead, a man detained

Sputnik news reported that two people have lost their lives in a shooting incident that took place in Moscow, Police have detained a man.
As per the report, the shooting took place at Ryazansky multi functional public services centre. The deceased included a woman working at the centre and a visitor.
Moscow mayor offered his condolences through a tweet to the victims’ families.
Russian news agencies, citing sources in the interior ministry, reported a child had been injured in the shooting.
Meanwhile, the capital’s investigators launched a criminal case into the shooting
Mass shootings in Russia are rare but the country was rocked by two separate tragic killing sprees — one at a school, another at a university — this year, spurring lawmakers to tighten laws regulating access to guns.
In one high-profile public shooting in 2019, a gunman opened fire near the FSB domestic intelligence agency headquarters in central Moscow, killing an officer and wounding five people.
Other high-profile shooting cases have taken place in Russia’s army.
In November 2020, a 20-year-old soldier killed three fellow servicemen at a military base near the city of Voronezh.
In a similar attack in 2019, a young recruit shot dead eight servicemen.