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A gunman fled after opening fire on an office in Phoenix, Ariz. Wednesday, news sources report.

The gunman, who police say was alone, fired on an office building wounding at least 5 people, one of whom is in critical condition, The New York Times reported.

Witnesses say he fled the scene in a white Infiniti. Police are searching for the gunman. A SWAT team surrounded a house which police say has connections to the shooting, and is located 7 miles from the office, reported the New York Daily News.

The gunman, who has yet to be identified, was seen prior to the shooting talking to two people. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said police believe the shooting was not random.

Bolshoi ballerina leaves Moscow after receiving threats

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A prima ballerina of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet extended her leave from the theater and will currently be living in Canada after receiving threatening messages.

Svetlana Lunkina moved from her home in Moscow after a feud between her husband and his former business partner, Vladimir Vinokur, over a failed artistic project, reported cbcnews.

Lunkina has been the recipient of threatening calls and letters from Vinokur. Her Facebook was hacked, and defamatory letters were sent to multiple other ballet companies, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Svetlana Lunkina announced her decision to stay longer in Canada two weeks after an acid attack on the Bolshoi's artistic director, Sergei Filin, which left him with third-degree burns and the possibility that he would loose his sight, reported cbcnews.

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