The shootout in Dnipro took place in the evening on July 24 and it was caused by the conflict of two sides concerning the economic interests. The Chief of the Criminal Police of Dnipropetrovsk region claimed this as 9 Channel reported.
‘This conflict is exceptionally the economic interests of two sides: Saakyan side and his brother and the second side that we are identifying now’, he said.
According to Groz, the shooting was made from the assault rifle and the pistols. He also said that there are the injured among the suffered people. The shooting took place after the planned meeting of two sides. ‘They met and communicated with the attackers. The assault was made after the talk’, Groz said.
112.ua investigated that the shootout was caused by the issue of money.
‘The shootout took place due to the debt of the Saakyan’s brother. He got into trouble, in some wrangle’, the source from the law enforcements said.
Also, it is reported that four malefactors who attacked the soldiers of the Donbas Conflict are in the hospital. One of them is in critical condition in reanimation and three of them are in the state of the moderate severity.
Two participants of the Donbas Conflict were killed in the result of the shootout and the famous advocate, the defender of the injured in the clashes on May 9 Edmond Saakyan was wounded.
According to the doctors, after the surgery, Saakyan's condition has stabilized, his life is not under the threat. ATO veteran Oleksiy Vahner also received numerous injuries in the shooting. He served in the 20th Separate Battalion of the 93 Motorized Infantry Brigade together with Saakyan and was injured during the attack of "titushky" in Dnipro city on May 9.
As the Mechnikov hospital responsible Yaroslav Medvedyk reported, Vahner was brought in a very serious condition, with great blood loss. He died while doctors were trying to provide him medical help," the report said.
The man who died in the shooting from a bullet wound in the head, according to unconfirmed reports, is a former soldier of the 11th Battalion of the 59th Brigade with the call sign ‘Pike’ Maksym Ivashchuk.