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Shooting in Russian town leaves 4 dead, including a shooter

Russian authorities say a gunman opened fire in a southern town, killing three, then took his own life

MOSCOW — According to Russian authorities, a gunman opened fire Thursday in a southern town, fatally wounding three people, then committed suicide.

The violence took place in the city of Krymsk, in the Krasnodar region, about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) 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 at bystanders and killing one of them, according to the report. official Tass news agency. Another person was injured.

Runov was quoted as saying tensions over the shooter’s divorce may be behind the shooting.

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