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MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. The resident of the township of Kratovo, east off Moscow, who killed four people from a shotgun on Saturday night, kept firing back for several hours after police and National Guard units had blocked him, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said.
"The criminal was sieged and he kept firing back for several hours," he said. "A total of fourteen explosions occurred."
Kolokoltsev also said the investigators would explore the motives that has prompted the man to kill people.
"The investigation will give assessment to the criminal’s actions and will establish all of his motives," he said.
Irina Volk, the Interior Ministry’s official spokesperson said the operatives of the police and the National Guard had managed to locate the gunman in the course of smoothly coordinated efforts.
"The gunman offered active resistance" during the operation to render him harmless.