|Location||Yaroslavsky, Primorsky Krai, Russia|
August 25, 2002 |
1 a.m. (VLAT)
|Mass murder, murder-suicide|
|Deaths||6 (including the perpetrator)|
The Yaroslavsky shooting was a mass murder that occurred in Yaroslavsky, Primorsky Krai, Russia on August 25, 2002, when 40-year-old police captain Sergey Semidovskiy (Russian: Сергей Семидовский) killed five people and wounded ten others in and outside a bar with a Saiga carbine, after an argument with several customers. The drunk gunman then shot himself in the chest and was brought to a hospital in Khorol, where he tried again unsuccessfully to commit suicide and eventually died of cardiac arrest on August 27.
As a consequence of the shooting Colonel Lebedev, head of the Khorolsky District department of internal affairs, as well as Lieutenant-Colonel Kurgeyev, head of the personnel and training department, and Lieutenant-Colonel Kotyshev, head of public security police, were dismissed, and disciplinary measures were taken against several other members of the local police.
- Alexander Kuznetsov (Александр Кузнецов), 33, died on August 27
- Russia: Drunk policeman kills four in cafe brawl, RIA Novosti (August 26, 2002)
- Russia: Policeman who killed four and wounded 11 dies in hospital, ITAR-TASS (August 27, 2002)
- Russia: Policeman who killed four and wounded 11 dies in hospital, Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (August 27, 2002)
- Police chiefs in Russian Far East sacked over shooting incident, Radio Mayak (September 2, 2002)
- Russia: Investigation into case of drunk policeman who killed five is over, Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (September 12, 2002)
- Инспектор ГАИ, расстрелявший 15 человек, умер от остановки сердца, Russianla.com (August 27, 2002) (webarchive-link)
- Стали известны подробности массового убийства в Ярославке, NTV (August 26, 2002)