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Classification: Mass murderer
Characteristics: Soldier
Number of victims: 6
Date of murder: May 29, 1997
Date of arrest: Same day
Date of birth: 1977
Victims profile: A company commander and five soldiers
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Chita, Siberia, Russia
Status: Unknown

Yevgeny Gorbunov (6)

Police and federal agents in the Chita region of Siberia announced an all-points bulletin for Pvt. Yevgeny Gorbunov. While on guard duty at a military installation Gorbunov ran amok killing five fellow soldiers and an officer.

Poor morale, mental abuse, severe hazing, and underfunding in the Russian military have led to a series of shooting incidents involving soldiers.


Commander and five soldiers on guard duty killed

May 30, 1997

CHITA - Private Yevgeny Gorbunov shot to death a company commander and five soldiers on guard duty, and escaped with a submachine-gun and two magazines.

The incident took place at 4:30 a.m., local time, on May 30 (10:30 p.m., Moscow time, on May 29) when the company commander and five soldiers were on guard detail at ammunition depots of one the garrisons of the Chita region.

Gorbunov opened fire with his "AK-74" submachine-gun which left the six servicemen dead and fled in an unknown direction. The were no witnesses of the crime.

Local police were put on alarm. The regional Federal Security Service and military prosecutor's office have started investigation.

Gorbunov, 20, was called to military service from the settlement of Mogoch, Irkutsk region, in 1996. His schooling was eight grades.



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