In Sverdlovsk Region, charges pressed against a local citizen who staged a shooting near a hospital building

The Sverdlovsk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia charged a 39-year-old resident of Asbest town with committing a crime under Part 2 Article 213 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism committed with the use of weapons).

According to the investigation, on November 2, 2021 the accused, being in a state of intoxication, near the building of an infectious disease department of Sverdlovsk region "The City Hospital of Asbest," from hooliganism made at least three shots from a firearm. As a result of the citizen's illegal actions, the building of the mentioned infectious diseases department of the hospital was damaged, as well as a foreign-made car belonging to one of the employees of the medical institution. The accused absconded from the scene, but was subsequently detained as a result of investigative actions and operational-search activities carried out by employees of the Investigative Committee of Russia and police operatives. At a request of the investigation, the accused were subjected to preventive detention by court.

A search in the place of residence of the man was conducted with the participation of investigators, forensic specialists of the forensic department of the regional Investigative Department, employees of the department of forensic support of the investigation (located in the city of Ekaterinburg) of the Main Forensics Department (Forensic Center of Investigation of Russia), as well as the officers of the National Guard in the Sverdlovsk Region. In the course of the search, items of significance for the investigation of the criminal case were found and seized. Necessary forensic examinations, particularly ballistic, fingerprint and molecular-genetic, were appointed for these and other objects.

The man was questioned as the accused, and his testimony was checked at the scene, during which he detailed the information he gave during the interrogation. The criminal investigation is ongoing. Previously the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed the acting head of the Sverdlovsk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia to provide a detailed report on the circumstances of the incident.