“According to the investigation, the incident occurred on June 21 at a local cafe in Irshansk town. According to preliminary information, a conflict arose between the previously convicted local resident and the cafe visitor. The reasons and circumstances of the quarrel are being established. Men left the cafe’s premises, and the attacker inflicted a knife wound on the victim. Later, he injured another 8 people with a knife. The victims became those who tried to calm him down. After the attack, the criminal escaped from the scene by car," the report said.
All victims were taken to the hospital. One person died from a knife wound, seven are being treated, and one was already discharged.
Investigative actions are being taken to establish the circumstances of the crime, measures are being taken to establish the whereabouts of the attacker, a report of suspicion is being prepared.
Criminal proceedings have been opened on the fact of premeditated murder conduct with the use of cold steel (part 1 of article 115, part 4 of article 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).