Shooting in Kharkiv: Police consider three versions

Source : 112 Ukraine

The attacker had two guns redesigned for actual firing
13:02, 20 August 2018

Kharkiv National Police Administration

Police explore three versions of the events happened near Kharkiv City Council – assault because of the government’s actions, mental deviation of the shooter and hooliganism, as Anton Herashchenko, a member of Internal Ministry Board, wrote on his Facebook page.

“We are considering several versions. One of them is a suggestion that the attack was instigated by some actions of the city authorities towards the shot culprit or the members of his family. Another version concerns possible mental deviations, enhanced by alcohol consumption or drugs. Police took samples for analysis,” Gerashchenko said.

According to him, the fact that the attacker shot not only at the security guards of the City Council and police officers but also at the wheels of Škoda Octavia car passing by, is evidence of his inadequacy.

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“The third version is that the attack was committed with hooliganism intentions,” Herashcheno noted.

He specified that the attacker had two guns.

“One of them is signaling, redesigned for actual firing. Another – “Baikal”, which is also redesigned for actual firing. Additionally, he had several magazines and 30 bullets to it,” Herashchenko explained.

He also told the details of the incident which occurred near Kharkiv City Council.

“At half past twelve at night, an unknown went up to the building of the City Council and started knocking on the doors. When Škoda Octavia was passing by, he shot at the wheel. When the security guard approached the doors, the unknown started shooting and injured him. The beat officers arrived quickly, they knew that the attacker has a gun. Unfortunately, one officer, Dmytro Kiriyenko, died at the scene,” Herashchenko told.

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As it was reported, a shooting incident occurred at city council building in Kharkiv.

A shooter opened fire, standing next to a wounded man. He shot at patrol policemen who passed nearby. One of the bullets hit another policeman.

The servicemen returned fire and eliminated the attacker. His identity is being checked. The wounded men were taken to a hospital, where one of them deceased. Another wounded is at the hospital, his grave conditions are stable.

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