Russian Soldier Kills 8 Colleagues At Military Base

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A shooting spree at a Siberian military base has left eight Russian soldiers dead. According to a Russian investigative committee, a suspect allegedly opened fire killing two officers and six enlisted men at a military garrison near the city of Chita. The shooting happened around 6:20pm local time during a change in guard shift.

A suspect in the case, Private Ramil Shamsutdinov, has been detained, and an investigation is underway.

A system of pervasive hazing was once common in the Russian and Soviet militaries, and bullied soldiers sometimes turned their weapons on colleagues. Such cases are relatively rarer today.

Source: CNN