The Zabaikalsky Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a probe into a resident of Priargunsky district born in 1961. He is suspected of committing an offense under Part 3 of Article 30, Paragraph C of Part 2 of Article 105 (attempted murder of a minor).
According to investigation, on July 27, 2020 in Priargunsk settlement the suspect made a shot out of an air rifle at a 9-year-old boy. As a result the child was hospitalised with a penetrating gunshot wound to the chest.
The boy while playing climbed spare wheel of an off-road vehicle owned by the neighbour. The owner of the car made a comment on the child and then shot him with an air rifle.
Today investigators of the Investigative Committee detained a man suspected of the offense for 48 hours. A Hatsan air rifle has been seized, required forensic examinations have been scheduled. The victimized boy, his parents and other witnesses have been questioned. The suspect has been interrogated. Investigators are preparing documents for placement of the suspect into custody. The criminal investigation is ongoing.