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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Triple Murder in Moscow

Three people have been brutally killed in their apartment in south central Moscow, Interfax reported Sunday.

At least two more people were killed in the city over the weekend, and firefighters discovered another three bodies in the debris left by a fire in southwest Moscow, Interfax reported.

Police learned of the triple killing at noon on Saturday when they were informed that three bodies had been discovered in an apartment at 31/9 Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya Ulitsa.

The coroner's report said Varvara Bogdanova died from 19 stab wounds. Her son, Georgy Bogdanov, was stabbed 14 times and shot in the stomach, back, waist and shoulder. The third victim, Teimuraz Bakradze, was stabbed three times in the stomach and shot.

Investigators are pursuing a number of scenarios, including a gangland-style slaying and a planned murder of one of the victims followed by the removal of witnesses.

A source close to the investigation told Interfax that Bogdanova and Bakradze lived together and were registered in the apartment. Georgy Bogdanov was registered at an address on Simferopolsky Bulvar.

Also Saturday, a Dagestani man was killed in northern Moscow, Interfax reported.

Kebir Gasanov's body was found Saturday evening near an apartment building at 3 Beskudnikovskaya Ulitsa. The city prosecutor's office has classified the crime as premeditated murder.

"Two hundred meters from the body, crime scene investigators found a discarded Makarov pistol, and just beyond it, two sets of work clothes: blue-and-orange pants and coats and work gloves smelling of gunpowder," one law enforcement source told Interfax.

The source said Gasanov had been carrying a handgun and managed to return fire after he was attacked. "The attackers nevertheless wounded him several times and finished him off with a shot to the head before fleeing the scene," the source said.

On Friday, an Uzbek handyman, Zukhritdin Ravshanov, was killed near 10 Ulitsa Zorge in northwest Moscow, Interfax reported.