the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) has officially named the men, who yesterday opened fire at the complex of buildings of FSB on Lubyanka square: it was them 39-the summer inhabitant of Moscow region Eugene Menurow. Previously this name with reference to sources say to the media.
in addition, the investigators reported an increase in the number of deaths in a shootout: the second law enforcement officer died in hospital from his injuries. Earlier it was reported about one killed.
To investigate the incident set up operational headquarters, which included specialists of the Russian investigative Committee and FSB, the report said. It is established that on the evening of December 19 at the FSB building on Bolshaya Lubyanka of Menurow opened fire on law enforcement officers. As a result two were lost, five more suffered. Among the victims – one a civilian. The assailant was eliminated.
the Motives of the gunman are still not known. Investigators are examining “the identity of the assailant and the reasons which have pushed him to commit crimes,” said TFR.
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Menurow previously worked in business and was the winner DOSAAF on practical shooting. In 2014, the man received the status of an individual entrepreneur, according to “Interfax”, citing data from Spark. Menurow provided services in the field of law and advising on commercial activities and management. He has since stopped doing business and filed a statement to close the UI.
Information about the achievements Manyurova in the shooting contained on the website of the Moscow shooting club: he took third place in the November competition: “Our defense.” On Friday, the investigative actions in the case of the shooting took place in the Moscow city sports-small club where was engaged in Menurow. About this “Interfax” reported the head of information and communications DOSAAF Igor Filimonov.
Shooting at the building of the FSB began around 18.10 GMT on Thursday. The center of Moscow was cordoned off, traffic on Bolshaya Lubyanka resumed only in the morning of 20 December.
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First time information about the incident was contradictory: it was not known nor the number of attackers or the number of dead and injured. Some hours later the FSB said that the shooter was alone, and as a result of shooting killed one person. The Ministry of health, in turn, reported five injured, condition of two of them is estimated as heavy. Other details of the incident are not given.
the Investigators filed a case of encroachment on life of law enforcement officers (article 317 of the criminal code), but the source of “Vedomosti” said that intelligence agencies classify the incident as a terrorist attack.
Shooting specifically could be organized on this day, wrote Reuters, citing a source. In Russia on 20 December celebrated the Day of worker of security agencies. On the eve of this occasion in the Grand Kremlin Palace, the concert was held, which was addressed by President Vladimir Putin.