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Russia: Deadly shooting at hunting shop leaves 6 dead

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Six people were shot and killed by a man in the southwestern city of Belgorod, Russia on Monday afternoon, Russian online publication RIA Novosti said.

The gunman, armed with a rifle, entered the hunting shop at around 2 p.m. and opened fire on the street and then inside the shop, RIA Novosti said.

Three people, including a 14-year-old girl, died on the scene inside the shop as well as two people out on the street, RIA Novosti said. Another woman died after she was taken to the hospital, the BBC reported.

The BBC reported that Belgorod police believe the attacker was a 31-year-old resident who had been released from prison a year ago.

At this point, the motive of this attack is believed to be robbery, the BBC said. In response, Belgorod authorities have declared Tuesday a day of mourning, the BBC said.

The suspect fled the scene in a BMW car that arrived on the scene, RIA Novosti said. The abandoned vehicle was found later by police, the BBC said.

Some media outlets have reported the possible involvement of a second suspect, but local authorities have yet to confirm this, RIA Novosti said.

The suspect is still at large and is believed to be hiding from authorities at a local car market, the BBC reported.

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