The patrol police reached the site of the incident, as the conflict unfurled at the apartment at Holosiivsky avenue in the Ukrainian capital. The apartment's owner opened fire from his shotgun. One of the policemen who were at his door suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and the other one suffered an arm injury. Then, the owner locked himself up in the apartment.
A shooter's relative told Ukraine 24 TV channel that the shooting started because the shooter said some people in black wanted to seize his apartment, and then they tried to break into his house, which is why he called the police.