Man shoots in face of five-year-old boy in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ambulance hospitalized the boy immediately to the Eye Microsurgery Center. The offender can get up to seven years in prison
21:39, 1 February 2019

During the conflict between three men one of them began shooting; the shooter wounded a five-year-old boy in the Desnianskyi district of Kyiv. The National Police of Kyiv reports this on its website.

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The bullet hit the child in the face. The ambulance hospitalized the boy immediately to the Eye Microsurgery Center, as the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. The boy was put on a cart. He was conscious and he could talk, with his mother accompanying him. 

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The policed said that the culprit escaped immediately from the crime scene. Soon he was found and detained under the Article 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine. The man was brought to the police station for further investigation.

“The two men, with whom the culprit fought, spoke to the police officers on the crime scene. They said that the shooter started to fight with them and then took a gun intending to shoot at someone of them, but he hit the child accidentally. After that, he escaped immediately’, - the report states.  

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The investigation department of the Desniansky Police Department launched the criminal proceeding under Part 4 of Art. 296 (Hooliganism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The offender can get up to seven years in prison.

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