The girl remained under the corpses of her friends, in a pool of blood, for four hours until the cops arrived.
Trigger warning: Contains graphic details that may be distressing to some.
Two teenaged girls attended a party to have the time of their lives but little did they know that it could have been the last time they were going to be seen alive. Everything seemed fine for Maria Kosintseva, 16, and Viktoria Paustovskaya, 17, after they joined a party as they wanted their night to be more exciting, but things changed when the host of the party went on a killing spree.
The two girls decided to join a few guys who were on their way to a party which was being hosted by 37-year-old Dmitry Zakharov, described as a computer game fanatic, because they were "bored of hanging out with boys of our own age," Maria revealed to East2West News, as per New York Post.
"The young women were hanging out in the area of Raduga Park shopping mall on the fateful night," disclosed police spokesman Colonel Valery Gorelykh. He continued, "They met the men via the Internet. They picked them up in a car, after which the group left for Dmitry’s flat."
Maria and Viktoria were joined by Dmitry's friends, barman Oleg Bregnev, 36, and estate agent Anton Anisimov, 32. Things got weird when the killer host, a security guard and divorced father of one, yelled, "Let's play!" as he grabbed his Saiga rifle and began shooting.
In the incident that took place in Yekaterinburg, Russia, the two teens somehow managed to dodge any fatal shots and hide from the maniac host. While one of them hid under the bloody bodies of her friends, the other one hid in the bathroom. Giving details of the horrific night, Maria said, "He shot at me, but Anton fell down and covered me. Then he went to the kitchen, and I heard two shots, hitting Viktoria and Oleg."
18-year-old Polina Bardina, a friend of Maria and Viktoria, became Dmitry's third victim along with Oleg and Anton. While Maria tried not to move under the bodies of Polina and Anton, she tried sending messages to her friends through a social media account. "I pretended to be dead and was afraid to get out from under the bodies," Maria said, reported The Mirror.
On the other hand, Viktoria, who was shot, crawled from the kitchen all the way to the bathroom as silently as she could, fearing death by the hands of Dmitry. As she hid, she tried informing her friends about the situation as well. Maria said, "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."
Viktoria managed to record an eerie message that she sent to her friends informing them about the address of the flat they were at. In the recording, she was heard saying in a hushed tone, "I'm losing consciousness. I know only that I'm alive," said Viktoria. "I'm... it looks like I'm already dying. I'm lying here... I feel that I'm losing [consciousness]."
She also warned her friends that the killer was armed and she had been shot. Viktoria added, "I'm fainting. It's painful, terrible pain when I move..." in her voice message. "I fear he will enter and see me alive... He will shoot me. Please, break down the door."
The girls had to wait in the terrifying situation for four hours till the police arrived at the crime scene. The whole time that they remained hidden, the two girls said that they feared that Dmitry would realize they were alive. Although they were rescued by the officers, Dmitry couldn't be punished for his crime because he took his own life before the police arrived.
Maria revealed that Dmitry gave "no hint of threats" or any red flags before he went berserk. She also added that neither of them was sexually harassed by the host. Col. Valery Gorelykh divulged that Viktoria "has undergone surgery and is in a serious condition."