Jilted man guns down five colleagues

Last updated 08:07 08/11/2012

Relevant offers


Rome banishes centurion impersonators Francois Hollande meets with Vladimir Putin, urges grand coalition against Islamic State Brussels lowers security threat level Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over shot down jet Britain's David Cameron says it's time to bomb militants in Syria Paris attacks: US band wants to reopen Bataclan Paris attacks: Entertainment industry asks for 50 million in government help Company director hid in wardrobe after crashing her car while drunk Intel employee paid friend to call in bomb threat so he didn’t have to go to work Paris attacks: Terrorists were on a list sent to Belgium last month

A 30-year-old Russian lawyer has shot dead five colleagues at his pharmaceutical firm in Moscow in what appeared to be a drunken rampage after his girlfriend left him.

Dressed in camouflage gear and armed with two semi-automatic rifles, Dmitry Vinogradov shot dead three men and two women at their desks before giving himself up to security guards, the Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement. Another man and a woman were wounded.

Local media said Vinogradov had gone on a five-day drinking binge after being jilted by a pharmacist at the firm. It was not clear whether she was among those shot.

"The young man - a lawyer at the pharmaceutical chain - was left by a girl, after which he went drinking," a law enforcement source told the Interfax news agency.

In a gruesome letter left on his social media page, Vinogradov voiced a deep hatred for those around him.

"What I saw and learned in my life nourished in me a hatred of mankind," he wrote on his page on VKontakte, the Russian version of Facebook.

"I hate mankind and life itself. I see only one way to justify it: Kill as many pieces of human compost as possible ... this is the only way to make the world better."

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content