Eleven people were killed and two wounded in a suspected gangland shoot-out in the office of a small business in the central Russian city of Saratov, an Interior Ministry spokesman said today. He confirmed a report which said the chairman of the Grozd company and 10 other men had been sprayed with gunfire at point-blank range on Monday. An interior ministry source told Tass most of those killed were members of a local organized crime group and the shooting was thought to be the result of a struggle for influence between rival gangs. (3)
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