MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two boys who were killed in the US state of Washington had been adopted in Russia, Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said Saturday.
"The worst fears have been confirmed – the children killed in the United States had previously been adopted in Russia," Astakhov said on Twitter.
Самые страшные и худшие опасения подтвердились — расстреляные в США дети были ранее усыновлены в России. Чудовищная трагедия.— Павел Астахов (@RFdeti) February 27, 2016
On Friday, an unknown man in the state of Washington called the police and reported that he had shot two children, a woman and another person. The man shot himself hours after police had arrived.