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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Irate Driver Guns Down Road Worker

An angry driver shot dead a road worker after street repairs damaged a wheel on his Mercedes car late Saturday, Interfax reported.

The unidentified driver got into an argument with road workers at around 11:40 p.m. when they refused to compensate him for the damage caused by the repairs on Ulitsa Ryabinovaya, the report said.

The driver left with a threat to get revenge. He returned 15 minutes later with a pistol, which he fired at the workers.

Iago Tsamahashvili, 28, died of gun wounds to his stomach before the ambulance arrived. He was a Georgian citizen who had started working for the construction firm two days earlier. A second road worker, a 40-year-old Georgian citizen, was injured in the attack.

Police are looking for the driver, whom they described as a short young man with a black beard who appeared to be from the Caucasus.