Yaroslavsky shooting

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Yaroslavsky shooting
Location Yaroslavsky, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Date August 25, 2002
1 a.m. (VLAT)
Attack type
Mass murder, murder-suicide
Weapons Saiga carbine
Deaths 6 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
10
Perpetrator Sergey Semidovskiy

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.[1][2][3][4]

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.[5]

Victims[edit]

  • Alexander Kuznetsov (Александр Кузнецов), 33, died on August 27[6]

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