Sniper Kills Businessman in Volgograd

A 46-year-old businessman and factory co-owner was found dead with a gunshot wound in his back in the courtyard of his Volgograd home, investigators said.

The Investigative Committee said that an unknown person shot the home-owner in the back when he was repairing an arbor in his yard, Interfax reported Monday.

The victim's wife called an ambulance but the businessman died shortly after the medical team arrived.

The man was allegedly shot with a sniper rifle and a criminal case has been opened on murder charges, investigators said.