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Russian diplomat killed in Sukhum, Abkhazia

September 09, 2013, 11:27 UTC+3

The killer shot at Vishernev, when the latter was driving in his service car from the garage

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin

Photo ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin

SUKHUM, September 9 (Itar-Tass) - First Secretary of the Russian Consulate in the Caucasus Republic of Abkhazia Dmitry Vishernev, 36, was killed at about 09:30 Moscow time on Monday in the Abkhazian capital.

The killer shot at Vishernev, when the latter was driving in his service car from the garage, a spokesman of the Sukhum police department told Itar-Tass.

The murder was committed near a house in Nazadze Street in Sukhum, where the Russian diplomat lived in a rented flat.

The wife was staying with Vishernev. She was injured and rushed to Sukhum's republican hospital where the woman underwent a surgery. The medics currently estimate her condition as grave.

Police and republican State Security Council officers are working at the murder scene.

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