Three men in masks opened fire at the automobile and tried to kidnap the driver. This was announced by the Police of Odesa region.
The message about shooting near Odesa shopping mall Panorama arrived to police at 17:50.
“Mitsubishi Pajero was moving along the shopping mall Panorama in Kyiv district of Odesa. When the vehicle stopped, there men in masks ran up to it and tried to pull the driver out of the car. The driver’s body guard ran out of the car and tried to impede, shot several times from a rubber-bullet handgun,” – reads the message.
It is known that the body guard hit one of the attackers in his chest.
“The attackers fired several shots towards the driver and his body guard. After the incident the attackers got into a dark color car and fled the scene to unknown location,” stated police.
It is also noted that the amber alert to detain the attackers as announced in the city. The investigation is underway.