One killed outside Russian parliament


MOSCOW - Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car parked across from the lower house of Russia's parliament, killing one man and wounding another, police said Wednesday.
The victims were sitting in a Mercedes sedan owned by a Moscow businesswoman in front of the Moskva Hotel, which is between Red Square and the State Duma, when they were attacked late Tuesday night, a spokeswoman for Moscow police said.
The 19-year-old survivor was in the hospital Wednesday with gunshot wounds, she said on condition of anonymity. The slain man, who was 20, was from the southern region of Dagestan.
Police made no link between the killing and the parliament, and the Duma had no immediate comment on the attack Wednesday. The motive for the slaying remained unclear.
Contract killings and other violence are fairly common in certain circles in the Russian capital.

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