Russian authorities say a gunman killed three people in a shootout before turning the gun on himself.
The 66-year-old allegedly opened fire on Thursday in the southern town of Krymsk in the Krasnodar region, about 1,200 kilometers south of Moscow.
Alexander Runov, spokesman for the regional interior ministry, said the gunman shot two employees of a local medical center and then walked out, shooting passers-by in the street and killing another person.
“According to preliminary data, a 66-year-old resident fired several shots at his friends, who died on the spot from their injuries,” the Russian investigative commission said in a statement. statement.
“Furthermore, the man shot another man with the same gun, killing him,” he added.
“A 61-year-old man was also injured and is currently hospitalized. After the incident, the man committed suicide.”
An investigation is underway to determine the shooter’s motive.
Runov reportedly said tensions over the man’s divorce may be behind the shooting.