Is the quarantine getting to you?
Making you a bit edgy, irritable, anxious?
No matter how poorly you're handling all this, you're doing far better than a man in Russia who shot and killed five people this week for talking loudly outside his apartment.
The incident occurred April 4 in the town of Yelatma, in the Rayazan region of Western Russia, approximately 124 miles east of Moscow.
Five young people summarily murdered in Ryazan Oblast by a man who didn't like their noisy conversation. https://t.co/gRxkZHIAsN— X Soviet (@X Soviet) 1586082020.0
The area is currently under lockdown due to the ongoing pandemic.
According to local police, the altercation began around 10:00 pm with the man complaining to the group of five from his balcony. He then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire. All five victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
As local police described the incident (translated from Russian):
"...there was a verbal conflict between them, as a result of which the man took a registered single-barrel smooth-bore hunting gun located in his apartment, went out into the porch and fired shots at four young men and a woman. From the wounds they all died at the scene."
The suspect has been detained and witnesses are being interviewed.
The weapon used has also been seized during a search of the suspect's apartment. Included in the five victims were a young newlywed couple, Evgeny and Kristina Tabunov.
On social media, people were understandably shaken by the incident which many took as an indication of how the ongoing quarantines are affecting people's psyches.
"Talking too loudly." Man in western Russian city of Ryazan killed five people last night because they were chattin… https://t.co/6RP2tfhlkO— Oliver Carroll (@Oliver Carroll) 1586069724.0
@XSovietNews I've been counting the weeks until we began to hear about "nuts" cracking under pressure. https://t.co/bywkIwR9SF— BabyBlueEyes (@BabyBlueEyes) 1586111757.0
@XSovietNews Some people have the thought,some people put their thoughts into action 👀— Ddiv1ne (@Ddiv1ne) 1586111202.0
Bro wtf https://t.co/MkOtFGTt1d— Grimithy (@Grimithy) 1586128522.0
Lock down is driving people nuts. https://t.co/7DFcctyK7N— Krishna (@Krishna) 1586094473.0
@XSovietNews This is EXACTLY what the world is headed to! IT'S GONNA GET WORSE! #COVID19Pandemic #StayHomeSaveLives #coronavirus— POOTZ MAGOO! (@POOTZ MAGOO!) 1586124228.0
@BBCWorld Goodness 😳 Sadly during times like this you never know other folks mental health issues. Sometimes you go… https://t.co/nwc8XfrYqn— Kita (@Kita) 1586097064.0
Boredom let's the crazies out! Let us all be careful during this pandemic https://t.co/vxBlCezwMg— Adeyemi Ibironke (@Adeyemi Ibironke) 1586095304.0
While others were in disbelief that murder would be the result of something so petty.
@olliecarroll For talking https://t.co/uJXuKWRO5G— Ci_Boogie🇭🇹 (@Ci_Boogie🇭🇹) 1586108666.0
@BBCWorld people should be quiet outside your home but shooting them is a bit harsh— gary watkins (@gary watkins) 1586094296.0
Wow. That's extreme! https://t.co/URDpMVEweZ— Rockin Ride (@Rockin Ride) 1586094657.0
There were also people who considered the murders justified, which horrified others.
@XSovietNews These are the top Russian replies. Now you see the influence and similarities in the MAGA party. Makes… https://t.co/iGfB5LrRvc— Cam Booker (@Cam Booker) 1586160665.0
Let's take this as a lesson about the importance of self-care and making sure we're doing all we can to maintain our mental health during this stressful experience.
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