MOSCOW, January 22. /ITAR-TASS/. A prominent Moscow businessman was killed in apparent contract hit in the town of Korolyov, Moscow region, on Wednesday, regional police confirmed to Itar-Tass.
The victim was identified as Eurasia company director general Alexander Mineyev. "The murder could be linked to his commercial activity. Apparently it was a contract hit," a police officer said.
Mineyev was returning to Moscow from the village of Zagoryanka, Shchyolkovsky district. He was in the front passenger seat when his car stopped before at a crossroad in Korolyov at around 14:00, Moscow time," spokeswoman for the regional department of the Investigative Committee Olga Vradiy told Itar-Tass. "An unidentified gunmen fired shots at the businessman from the car that stopped by, killing him on the spot. The driver was not injured."
Investigators found 27 bullet holes in the car.
Alexander Mineyev is the founder and former owner of the Partiya company specializing in sales of office equipment and household appliances. He was a major stakeholder in the Moscow technical renovation project in the 1990s.