Moscow wedding shooter detained for 48 hours

The Moscow wedding shooter from the Caucasus has been detained for 48 hours within which a measure of restraint will be chosen, the Moscow city police department told Interfax.

"The young man who shot a non-lethal pistol at a wedding on November 12 will be detained for 48 hours under Article 91 of the Russian Penal Code until a measure of restraint is chosen," the department said.

Earlier reports said that a criminal case had been opened against 18-year-old Seimur Nabizade, a native of Azerbaijan, under Article 213 (hooliganism). The maximal punishment is five years in prison.

The police said Nabizade "broke the peace, neglected universal rules of conduct and endangered human lives and health by firing no less than five shots from a non-lethal handgun."

Eight guests from a wedding motorcade, who were detained earlier, were charged with an administrative offense (disregard of the demand to pull over) under Article 12.25 of the Code of Administrative Offenses and set free, the department said.

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