The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs informed BELTA that a villager who committed the shooting was detained in the Chacher district of the Gomel region.

On Saturday, around 10:00 p.m., the Chachersky Police Department received a report: shots were heard in the village of Valasovichi.

Police officers went to the place.

According to preliminary information, a 62-year-old local resident hit his roommate during an argument, and when she tried to run away, he started shooting at her.

The victim managed to hide with neighbors.

Later, the man set his house on fire and fled.

"As a result of search operations, around 1:20 a.m., the regional riot police detained a villager.

The man was in a state of alcoholic intoxication, the butt of an unregistered smooth-bore hunting rifle and a knife were confiscated from him.

The firearm was loaded with two cartridges, the trigger was cocked," the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.