On Friday, January 18, the participants of the press conference held in the New Day press club in Kherson were fired from automatic weapons and poisoned by gas. This was reported by the head of the press club Olena Nechipurenko, reports Ukrinform news agency.
“Today, there was a shooting at the press club. There was a press conference devoted to passenger autotransportation. And at this time, around 12:30-13: 00, they started shooting from the corridor through the door to the press club room, and also used gas. The bullets broke the windows in the room. There were many shot, I think offenders used a machine gun," said Nechipurenko.
According to Nechipurenko, the representatives of the police were also among the participants of this press conference. “Now (after the shooting, - ed.) there is a lot of police here,” the head of the press club added.
She noted that none of the participants of the press conference was injured, since everyone fell on the floor. However, there are people who suffered from gas sprayed in the room. “People were poisoned by gas. The ambulance arrived, they helped those who breathed gas,” said Nechipurenko.