Road rage thug is shot in the neck with a FLARE GUN as he threatens another driver in Moscow
- Spartak Ognessian, 30, was shot as he ran up to the driver’s window
- He is seen stumbling and clutching at his neck as the flare continues to burn
- A 32-year-old has been arrested in relation to incident on the Warsaw Highway
A man was shot in the neck, by what appears to be a flare gun, as he confronted a driver on the Warsaw Highway in the Russian capital of Moscow.
Footage released on Twitter, showed a man, named in local media as 30-year-old Spartak Ognessian, run up to a dark-coloured sedan in what appears to be a moment of road rage.
As he reaches the driver’s window a smokey, bright-red flash appears to shoot out and hit him in the neck.
The car drives off, with Mr Ognessian managing to hold on for a few seconds before he falls away clutching at his now burning neck.
He can be seen stumbling around for a few seconds as the flare continues to spark, before a woman rushes to his aid.
Footage released on Twitter, showed Spartak Ognessian running up to a dark-coloured sedan in what appears to be a moment of road rage when he is shot
The flare continues to burn from his neck as the 30-year-old stumbles around clutching at his neck
The 30-year-old is reportedly being treated for serious injuries in a hospital intensive care unit
A woman can be seen rushing to the man’s aid after he was shot in the neck on the Warsaw Highway in Moscow
Officials say a woman alerted them to the road rage incident that ended with the man being shot
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Northern Butovo of Moscow confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.
It said said a woman had reported her friend was shot in the neck during a ‘traffic conflict’ on the highway.
Officers subsequently started an investigation and have detained a 32-year old Moscow resident on ‘hooliganism’ charges. A weapon was also seized and is currently being examined.
The man who was shot is being treated in hospital, and is said to be in intensive care.
Officials have not released any further details as to what the weapon is, but a local media outlet has speculated it may have been a flare gun.