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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Killing on Novy Arbat

A businessman from Karachayevo-Cherkessia was killed on Ulitsa Novy Arbat in central Moscow early Saturday in an apparent contract hit, police said.

Two masked men gunned down Alisultan Karayev, 26, hitting him with eight bullets, at around 6 a.m. in a parking lot across from the Metelitsa casino, Interfax reported. Karayev died at the scene. The killers fled in a Lada hatchback and were still at large as of Sunday, Citi-FM radio reported.