Nine people have been killed in Russia's Tver region following a drunken argument at a party. The suspected shooter has been named as part-time electrician, 45-year old Sergei Yegorov, the Meduza news site reported Monday.
During the party, Yegorov claimed to have served as a Russian paratrooper, prompting disagreement from his companions. Yegorov then allegedly left to retrieve a Kalashnikov before returning to the gathering.
Before opening fire on partygoers, Yegorov reportedly said, "Now I'll show how I can shoot." He then allegedly told one woman to start digging her own grave.
Another woman survived the massacre by hiding on the second floor of the house and covering herself with a blanket.
Yegorov showed no signs of abnormal behaviour before the massacre authorities said.
A spokesperson for the Federal National Guard Troops said they will be conducting checks on those in possession of firearms in the region to ensure owners are following state regulations.