Ramil Shamsutdinov Biography
Ramil Shamsutdinov, 20, opened fire with his service weapon around 6.20 p.m. local time, during a changing of the guard at a ‘technical and repair base’ in the Transbaikal region, said the Ministry of Defense Russian.
He was detained in joint police and army operation and immediately claimed he ‘didn’t regret anything’.
It is believed the base houses the 3rd missile brigade of the 29th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District, formed in December 2016.
Ramil Shamsutdinov Age
He is 20 years old.
Ramil Shamsutdinov Arrested
Eight people died at the base, in the closed settlement of Gorny, while two more were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The shooter was arrested.
The ministry added that the shooting is believed to be the result of ‘a nervous breakdown caused by personal circumstances not related to military service.’
Ramil Shamsutdinov Attack
Witnesses said he attacked the captain first, aiming for the heads of his comrades and finishing them off with ‘control shots’.
The dead includes one captain, one senior lieutenant and at least five privates, according to Russian reports.
After the shooting the solider ran into the nearby neighborhood, causing shops to close in panic and children were sent home from school.
A deputy defense minister was heading to the base to conduct an investigation.
Shootings and other violent incidents plagued the Russian military in the 1990s and early 2000s when it suffered from desperate cash shortages and low morale.
They have become relatively rare in recent years as conditions in the military have improved.