Mass shooting in Zhytomyr region: Seven residents of Kyiv killed by local hunter

Fri, 22.05.2020 14:20

A shooting rampage has been reported in Zhytomyr region as a group of longtime friends who came from Kyiv to fish in a pond in the village of Novoselytsia, Popilnia district, have been killed by a local hunter. "According to investigators, there were nine people, including person Z., born in 1962, who used the pond on lease.

After drinking alcohol, six vacationers went to bed in a shed standing on the shore of the pond. Two stayed to drink alcohol with the lessee. At about 1:00 a.m. [on May 22], the lessee, who is a professional hunter, suddenly, in a burst of temper, opened fire from his IZh hunting shotgun," Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko gave details of the crime on Facebook on May 22.

"He first killed the two that were next to him. Then he started shooting at the six sleeping people. He shot seven people in total," Gerashchenko added. The suspect was detained, he is in custody. "The gun from which the massacre was committed was seized. The detainee will be sent for forensic psychiatric tests after which the court will decide whether he is mentally defective or not," the deputy minister said.

Source: UNIAN

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