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Kyiv police detains man who fired shots at passers-by out of window

Source : 112 Ukraine

He buried the weapon in a flowerpot with plants in order to cover the tracks
13:06, 21 April 2020

Police arrested a 41-year-old man, who opened fire out of a window of his own apartment at passers-by in the Solomianskyi district of Ukraine’s capital. This was reported by the press service of Kyiv’s Prosecutor's Office.

The incident happened on April 18, at about 3 pm in Akademika Strazheska street of Kyiv's Solomianskiy district.

Locals reported that an unknown man had made four shots from a handgun out of a window towards the greenery of the surrounding area, posing a real threat to public health and disrupting public order. As a result of the shooting, one woman was wounded.

Hot pursuit police detained the shooter and seized a pistol-like item.

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The gun, as well as three cartridge cases from the rubber bullets, found near the entrance of the house, were sent for ballistic examination.

As we reported earlier, on April 6, in Shargorod, Vinnytsia region, a man opened fire and wounded four special forces soldiers.

"The offender refused to communicate with police officers, and then when he went outside, fired several shots from a gun up in the air and threatened a police officer. The man behaved inappropriately, did not react to the request of police officers to calm down, and to give away the weapon, then the intruder closed in the house where his old father was located," the message reads.

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