A man suspected of killing three people in a shooting spree in a locality in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region has been found dead, the regional investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee said, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"The [suspect's] body was found... Not far from the place where everything happened," the investigators said.
It has been suggested that the suspect killed himself.
According to investigators, in the afternoon of October 12, in the village of Bolsheorlovskoye, Nizhny Novgorod region, a man with a firearm fired shots at local residents. Three men died from gunshot wounds, three more people were hospitalized. A criminal case was initiated under Russian Criminal Code Article 105 Part 2 (murder of two or more persons).
While the investigators say that three people have died, a spokesperson for the regional emergency services said on Monday that the death toll increased to four people.
The death toll from shooting at a bus stop in the Bor District of the Nizhny Novgorod Region increased to four, another five people were injured, a spokesperson for the regional emergency services said, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"According to updated information, the death toll has increased to four people," the spokesperson said.
Three of those injured were hospitalized, he added.
According to the investigation, in the afternoon of October 12, an armed man opened fire at local residents in the village of Bolsheorlovskoye of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
After the shooting, the gunman fled into the nearby forest. The shooter is described by local media as an 18-year-old young man with a rifle and a backpack.
Also, a law enforcement source said that before going to the bus stop, the man tried to kill his grandmother.
According to the local Interior Ministry, police together with forest rangers are conducting a search operation to arrest the gunman.