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How a Russian boxer is felled by a shot from a hunting rifle after a nightclub dispute

By The Siberian Times reporter
12 March 2013

The horrific shooting of boxer Ivan Klimov, 24, is dramatically caught on camera outside the Angar nightclub in Omsk.

Ivan Klimov, 24, a member of the Russian national boxing team, is said to be in intensive care with serious stomach wounds. Picture: The Siberian Times 

A black-jacketed man is seen carrying the Saiga gun amid a crowd of nervous looking bystanders in a late night scene in the snowy yard outside a club famed for its erotic dancers. Some appear to argue with him but there is no attempt to hide the deadly weapon. 

Cars come and go, people walks to and from like a scene from a silent movie.

horrendous shooting Omsk


horrendous shooting Omsk

CCTV shows man wondering around with a gun, waiting for his offender to come out. Pictures: The Siberian Times 

At one point the gunman lurks behind a black Lada car. At another, two young women come out of the club apparently pleading and gesticulating with him not to shoot. The target is still not clear but then - with one blonde woman still remonstrating with him - he rapidly steps forward, takes aim and shoots.  

Smoke from the blast is clearly seen from the gun and a man perhaps 12 metres away collapses on the snow. 

Several of the group around the gunmen leap into the waiting Lada, but the gunman himself makes away on foot on the bottom left of the screen. 

The two women rush back towards the nightclub and, as if only then realising the man has been hit, are seen turning back towards him, crouching down beside him, as he lies on the snow. 

horrendous shooting Omsk


horrendous shooting Omsk


horrendous shooting Omsk


horrendous shooting Omsk

The identity of the gunman is not known but the shooting evidently followed a dispute on the dance floor. Pictures: The Siberian Times 

Klimov, a member of the Russian national boxing team, is said to be in intensive care with serious stomach wounds. 

The identity of the gunman is not known but the shooting evidently followed a dispute on the dance floor. 

After the conflict, the popular club's security asked the men to leave, it is reported. Some reports say two men were wounded though the video appears to show a single shot. A Mazda 6 car linked to the gunman has been located by Omsk police, but no-one was detained. 

Social media sites say the boxer had a conflict with a gang of local gypsies but there is no confirmation of this. 

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