Case over arms permit issuance negligence opened after fatal shooting in Nizhny Novgorod
MOSCOW, October 14 (RAPSI) – A criminal case over negligence against officials issuing permits to bear arms has been initiated after deadly shooting allegedly committed by an 18-year young man Danila Monakhov in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
Investigators revealed that in February 2019 teachers of a school where Monakhov was educated found negative content on his social media page that afforded grounds to suspect him being adhered to destructive movements. Moreover, he was followed by a doctor over his depressed mood. However, later, he could freely receive a firearm permit, the statement reads.
Investigators are to conduct posthumous psychiatric assessment of the alleged shooter in order to determine the crime causes.
According to the investigation, on October 12, the suspect fired shots at residents of one of the Nizhny Novgorod villages without rhyme or reason. Three men died of injuries; three women including Monakhov’s grandmother were taken to a hospital.
The suspect later killed himself.