When 21-year-old Marina Volk went to a dinner party in Tver, Russia, she had no idea that she would be the only survivor of a massacre carried out by 45-year-old Sergey Yegorov.
The only reason she’s alive today is because when Yegorov used a semi automatic shotgun to murder the 10 other people there, including her boyfriend, 34-year-old Vyacheslav Savelyev, she hid under a duvet and called the police. Nine people were killed.
Eleven people in total attended the dinner party, including Yegorov, Volk, Savelyev, Savelyev’s 92-year-old grandmother, 49-year-old Ivan Zagornyan (the owner of the house), 62-year-old Lyudmila Vysotskaya, 50-year-old Alexander Redin, 45-year-old Pavel Smirnova, 48-year-old Vera Smirnova, Oleg Demchenko, and Svetlana Sorokina.
When police later caught Yegorov and asked why he gunned down all these people, he said, “I killed all of them because they said that I had never served in the air assault forces. I told them that I did serve but they were laughing at me.”
Yegorov had been drunk when the dinner guests began questioning whether he’d ever actually served in the army and if he was a “real man.” That’s when he left the table, grabbed his gun, and opened fire.