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'Spurned lover' kills five in Moscow shooting: Report

Published on Nov 7, 2012 6:03 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian man reportedly suffering from unrequited love for his colleague went on a shooting spree in his Moscow office, killing five and wounding another two, police said on Wednesday.

He opened fire at the offices of the drugs company in northeast Moscow on Wednesday, killing five colleagues and wounding another two, the Investigative Committee said. The company's security guards had detained him, the statement added.

"On the morning of Nov 7, 2012, the suspect came into the office of the pharmaceutical company he works for and fired numerous shots from Saiga and Benelli shotguns that he owns," the statement said.

"As a result, three men and two young women sitting at their desks died on the spot.

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