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One man dies in biker conflict

One biker was killed and another injured in a conflict between members of two different motorcycle clubs, Night Wolves and Three Roads, in Zelenograd near Moscow.

A criminal case has been opened into the matter, the press office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said. 

The criminal case against a biker, 35, was opened over counts (f) and (i), part 2, Article 15 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“a murder committed in a publicly dangerous manner out of hooligan motives”). The resulting punishment could be life in prison.

According to the Investigative Committee, members of the Night Wolves and Three Roads motorcycle clubs got into a conflict that ended in a mass fight at the Oktyabrsky garage-building cooperative in Zelenograd on the night of October 19, 2012. During the fight, the suspect fired a few shots from the sporting gun he owned in the direction of Night Wolves members and a Night Wolves biker subsequently died from gunshot wounds.

According to the Night Wolves, the two motorcycle clubs met to discuss an event celebrating the end of the season when one of the participants in the gathering unexpectedly started firing from his gun, injuring three bikers, one of whom died.

 The deceased biker, Valery Roditelev, aged 40, was from Sevastopol. He died while en route to a hospital. Another biker, 37, sustained light injuries to his face, neck and shoulder. The third injured biker was hospitalized in critical condition. The biker who fired the shots was arrested.

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