A 16-year-old girl shared the terrifying moment she hid under a pile of corpses after a massacre at a party.
Maria Kosintseva from Russia managed to survive unscathed as the gunman walked around the apartment with his weapon.
34-year-old Dmitry Zakharov reportedly opened fire at his own party, shooting three people and injured another.
The killer took his own life before police officers arrived at his home.
According to Russian police, 18-year-old Polina Bardina died from a head injury and her friend 17-year-old Viktoria Paustovskaya suffered severe gunshot wounds.
Estate agent Anton Anisimov, 32, and barman Oleg Bregnev, were killed at the scene.
16-year-old Maria survived without any injuries by hiding under the pile of bodies.
Viktoria and Maria hid at the murder scene for several hours until cops arrived to rescue them. They said they were so scared that Zakharov would notice that they were alive and shoot them.
“I pretended to be dead and was afraid to get out from under the bodies,” Maria expressed.
Viktoria, who was bleeding heavily from gunshot wounds, crawled from the kitchen to the bathroom and hid there.
The two girls said they had been invited to join the three men on a social media ‘party group’ and they only decided to come as they were ‘bored of hanging out with boys of our own age,’ Maria explained.
Maria said that they were not raped or assaulted by the men but Zakharov suddenly grabbed his hunting rifle and started shooting.
“He shot at me, but Anton fell down and covered me,” she said. “Then he went to the kitchen, and I heard two shots, hitting Viktoria and Oleg.”
Maria then used Anton’s phone to log into her social media account. “I told my friends to call the police and ambulance. Viktoria did the same, that is how I knew she was alive…but I didn’t dare try and reach her to help.”
Victoria recorded a heartbreaking message in a very low tone giving the exact address of the flat. “I’m losing consciousness. I know only that I’m alive,” she added. “I’m fainting. It’s painful, terrible pain when I move. I fear he will enter and see me alive… He will shoot me. Please, break down the door.”
Moments before officers arrived, Zakharov took his own life. His body was found by police at the scene.
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