Investigators-criminologists of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee are sent to render practical assistance in investigation of a case over mass murder in Moscow

A group of experienced specialists of Forensic Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee was sent to help in examining the murder scene, gathering and consolidating evidence in investigating a case over murder of five people on an office in northeast of Moscow. At present they are examining the murder scene.

We remind that today Moscow investigating bodies of the Russia’s Investigative Committee have launched a criminal case over signs of a crime under paragraph “a” of article 105 of the RF Criminal Code (murder of two or more people).

A man suspected of the crime is apprehended and under investigating and procedural operations at the moment. It is Dmitry Vinogradov, 30, an employee of pharmaceutical company RIGLA with higher education.

According to investigators, in the morning of 7 November 2007, the suspect entered the office of the pharmaceutical company, with which he is employed and opened fire from his carbines Sayga and Benelli at his colleagues. Three men and two women were killed at their workplaces. One man and one woman were wounded and are under medical treatment.

The suspect was held by the company’s security staff, who heard shots.