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Five Russian Bikers Shot Dead After 'Argument'


Russian police have arrested a man suspected of killing five members of a motorcycle club who were shot dead in a village outside Moscow on May 8.

Investigators said in a statement that the bikers were shot with a hunting rifle early in the morning in the village of Chelokhovo, some 100 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

The 27-year-old suspect – a local resident -- confessed to shooting the bikers after an "argument," the statement said.

Russian news agencies said the bikers had spent the night near an abandoned building at a beer factory in Chelokhovo.

They were reportedly planning to take part in a motorcycle ride in commemoration of Victory Day on May 9, when Russia celebrates the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Two women, who were with the bikers, witnessed the killing, news agencies said.

Based on reporting by AP, TASS, and Interfax
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