The chief of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service's regional branch in Ivanovo was shot Monday morning while heading to work. Alexander Borovkov was shot three times and seriously wounded, the Investigative Committee said in a statement. He was shot as he got out of his car to enter the service's office building in the town of Ivanovo, about 200 kilometers northeast of Moscow. The unknown gunman fled the scene in a vehicle accompanied by an accomplice in a second car. The cars were later found on a nearby street. Investigators suspect a possible motive for the crime may be linked to Borovkov's professional activity.