Balagansk amok case
Date May 24, 1997
Location(s) Balagansk, Russia
Killed 4
Injured 6
Perpetrator Shepherd
Weapon(s) Hunting rifle

On May 24, 1997 a drunken shepherd killed four people and wounded six others in Balagansk, Russia. The man first fired with a hunting rifle at his drinking companions, and then mounted a horse and rode through the village shooting people at random, before hanging himself with his horse's bridle.[1][2][3]


  1. Drunk shepherd kills four, Indian Express (May 26, 1997)
  2. Shepherd's Rampage, The Moscow Times (May 27, 1997)
  3. Drunken rage, The Straits Times (May 26, 1997)

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