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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Town Mayor Shot Dead

MOSCOW -- The mayor of a small town outside Moscow was shot dead in his garage, apparently the victim of a contract killing, Itar-Tass reported Wednesday.

Valentin Kudinov, the 60-year-old mayor of Dedovsk, was shot once in the head and twice in the body after he drove home from work Tuesday night, the news agency said.

Police in Dedovsk, a town located about 30 kilometers northwest of Moscow, said Kudinov was probably killed because of his mayoral activities, Itar-Tass reported.