SOLIKAMSK -- The chief architect in the Russian town of Solikamsk has been shot dead, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Local authorities said Olga Karapetian was shot by an unknown assailant as she was leaving her apartment block today.
The motives of the killing are not known.
Investigators say the incident might be connected with Karapetian's professional activities.
Karapetian, 52, had been working as Solikamsk Chief Architect since 2007.