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MOSCOW, November 8 (Itar-Tass) — The death toll from gunfire opened by a worker of the Rigla pharmaceutical company in Moscow on Wednesday rose to six. Nikita Streljnikov wounded in the incident died in an intensive care block of a Moscow hospital on Thursday, law enforcement bodies told Itar-Tass. The victim who received several gunshot wounds was brought to the Sklifosovsky Emergencies Hospital. After a surgery which continued for 7.5 hours the man was brought to an intensive therapy block where he shortly died.
His colleague, a young woman wounded in the Rigla office, remains in hospital. She is in grave condition after a surgery she underwent on Wednesday. The doctors are doing everything possible to save her life, a hospital source said.
The investigation established that the 29-year old Dmitry Vinogradov — a lawyer of the Rigla company, opened gunfire at his colleagues in their workplaces, firing bullets from two hunting rifles. Three men and two women were shot dead on the spot, while two survivors wounded in the incident were hospitalized. Security guards of the company disarmed the shooter and informed police.
A criminal case was opened. Police have not yet made public the motives of the crime, but law enforcers presume the tragedy might have been a result of a conflict between Vinogardov and a woman on staff of the company for reasons of jealousy.
Shortly before the crime the young man wrote in his column in one of the social blogs that he hates human society and being part of it, hates human life which he considers pointless. "There is only one way to justify my life — to liquidate the biggest possible number of particles of the human compost," the assassin wrote.
The Investigative Committee (SK) has appointed its most experienced detectives to investigate the group murder.