11-years-old teenager opened fire at passers-by in the north-western Russian region of Karelia. As a result a fifty-years-old inhabitant of the Karelian town Segezh received a gunshot wound in his thorax.
The investigation showed that the wounded man was shot by an eleven-year-old boy, his next-door neighbor. According to a spokesperson of the Karelian Ministry of Interior Affairs, the tragic incident happened last Monday.
The elderly man suddenly clutched at his chest and fell. A passing-by lady called an ambulance. As it turned out, the man was struck down with a 5.6 millimeter bullet. The wound proved to be severe, and the injured man is still at resuscitation department.
After having combed the neighborhood the police found out the bullet had been fired from a balcony of a near-by house. And the shooter was an 11-years-old boy who was using his father's hunting rifle. While his parents were away, he decided to do some shooting from a balcony.
According to the investigation, the boy fired more than 20 shots, some of the bullets being found in trees and even in a wooden window-frame of the neighboring house. 21 cartridge cases were found on the balcony.