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12 Oct 2020 | 08:21 PM UTC

Russia: Casualties reported shooting in Nizhny Novgorod region on October 12

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At least four people killed in shooting in Nizhny Novgorod region on October 12; disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2020, 11:00 PM until 10/13/2020, 10:59 PM (Europe/Moscow). COUNTRY/REGION Nizhny Novgorod, Bolshiye Orly


At least four people were killed and five others injured in a shooting in the village of Bolshiye Orly in the Nizhny Novgorod region on Monday, October 12. A gunman armed with a rifle reportedly opened fire on a bus stop before escaping to a nearby forest. The motive behind the attack is not yet known. Police and forest rangers are conducting a search of the forest for the culprit.

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions to transportation are likely in the area of the incident while police carry out their search for the gunman.


Those in the Nizhny Novgorod area are advised to avoid the area of the incident, monitor the situation, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.


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