Russian banker shot dead in Moscow
The CEO and a major shareholder of a Russian bank was shot dead on Wednesday evening in southwestern Moscow, a spokesman for Russia's investigation committee said, RIA Novosti reported.
According to official version, Mikael Daudov, 66, was shot in the head with a small-caliber gun while leaving his office on Leninsky Prospekt. Daudov owned a 18.34%-stake in a small Moscow-based bank, Lesprombank.
"The crime scene is being examined, all the necessary procedures will be held," Vladimir Markin said.
He added that two spent cartridge cases, presumably of the .22 (5.6mm) caliber, were found at the scene.
Police also studies footage from nearby CCTV cameras to identify the attacker.
Meanwhile, a popular tabloid, Komsomolskaya Pravda, reported that the attacker shot the man in the eye during a quarrel.
"Eyewitnesses say the businessman quarreled with someone... His opponent took a gun out of his pocket and shot Daudov in the face. The bullet hit him in the eye and injured his brain. The businessman died immediately," the newspaper wrote on its website.