A pair of 15-year-olds from a town near Pskov in northwest Russia who had gone on the run from their parents opened fire at a police car and then killed themselves, the Russian Investigative Committee has said. Law-enforcement officers had been negotiating with them for several hours, but was all in vain.
The Russian Special Police Force officers engaged in the storming of the house said that they didn’t open fire during the operation. Upon entering the house officials found two bodies with gunshot wounds.
The teenagers were called Denis and Katerina. They streamed the shooting at a police van live via Periscope and posted a video on Instagram where Katerina is heard explaining that she fell out with her mother who didn’t allow her to have a sleepover at her friend’s place. The teens reportedly spent the next three days hiding from the parents at the house where the tragedy occurred on Monday.