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Drunk businessman in S. Russia opens fire in poolroom, injures 2

MAKHACHKALA, April 10 (RIA Novosti) - A local lawmaker and a police officer were wounded when a drunk businessman opened fire with an assault rifle in a billiard room in the southern Russian republic of Daghestan, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred in a village to the north of the capital, Makhachkala, late on Thursday.

"The businessman left the billiard room after a brawl with several other patrons and returned with a Kalashnikov assault rifle starting firing indiscriminately," a police official said, adding the attacker was intoxicated at the time of the attack.

"Both of the injured were hospitalized. The police officer has been operated on. His condition is serious but stable," the official said.

Police are searching for the businessman, involved in the automobile trade, who fled the scene.

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