Ex-State Duma MP Voronenkov shot in Kyiv downtown

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police press service is not ready to tell the details of the situation
14:29, 23 March 2017

Ex-State Duma MP Denis Voronenkov was shot in Kyiv downtown, according to the head of metropolitan police Andriy Kryshchenko.

Two men shot dead in Kyiv downtown, at the intersection of Pushkinska and Shevchenko streets near the hotel ‘Premier Palace’. The press-service of Kyiv Police reported that to

“There was a shootout around 40 minutes ago. The bodyguard of the victim and the attacker injured each other, except for the attacker killed one person. The victim was identified. It’s the former deputy of the State Duma of Russia Federation, ”Kryshchenko said.

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According to Kryshchenko it’s a contract murder. “This is the first version we consider, knowing who the victim is and his activity and the way a crime was committed,” he said.

The injured attacker and a bodyguard are now in hospital, they are under supervision.

People write in social networks that they heard many fast shots. There were two men lying on the sidewalk showing no signs of life.

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The witnesses say there were not less than 7 shots.

The investigation team is working at the site.

“The doctors are trying to save the second victim. People say there was a PM gun left in the place of murder. 6 shells are lying nearby,” writes

Kyiv police press service does not have other information as of now.

Earlier it was reported that two men were shot in Kyiv.

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