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No criminal case opened against Moscow wedding shooters

15:40 01/10/2012

MOSCOW, October 1 - RAPSI. The police have decided to refrain from opening a criminal case against several individuals who began firing a non-lethal gun into the air during a wedding in Moscow. While driving in a wedding precession on Sunday, the suspects stopped their vehicle in traffic and began shooting.

Non-lethal gun is an informal term for a self-defense weapon that uses non-explosive ammunition, similar to a beebee gun.

The police detained the perpetrators and reported the incident. According to the police, their report included a violation of the rules for handling non-lethal weapons and owning vehicles with darkly tinted windows. The detainees were later released. The police reported on Monday that the gun was confiscated from one shooter and he was fined 2,000 rubles ($65). In addition, he may also be deprived of his license to the weapon.

The police may also open a case for disorderly conduct, but there will be no arrest as it is not a serious offense, they said.

One of the guests used force against a journalist who tried to interview him while leaving the police station.

The victim has not filed a complaint.

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No criminal case opened against Moscow wedding shooters

15:40 01/10/2012 The police have decided to refrain from opening a criminal case against several individuals who began firing a non-lethal gun into the air during a wedding in Moscow. While driving in a wedding precession on Sunday, the suspects stopped their vehicle in traffic and began shooting.
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