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 Two people wounded in Nyvky park shooting, - Internal Affairs Ministry

An unknown person fired a gun at passers-by in a robbery attempt in the Shevchekivskyi district of Kyiv. As a result two people were wounded. The victims were taken to hospital.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the Kyiv police press service, a criminal proceeding was opened following the attempt.

According to report, yesterday at about 11 p.m. the call center of the Shevchenko district of Kyiv police administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine received a message from doctor via the 102 special line on hospitalization of a 23-year old female Kyivite with a gunshot wound of the abdomen.

A few minutes later the call center received another message of a wounded man. A 24-year old man was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound of the left shoulder and right hip.

Senior executives of main and district police administrations, as well as investigative team immediately arrived at the crime site. The law enforcers conducted a number of urgent investigative actions and restored a preliminary chronology of the tragic events.

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"According to witnesses, at about 10 p.m. the victims were returning home from the Nyvky metro station. They were carrying two bags with laptops. Not far from the Beresteiska metro station an unknown person ran out of the Nyvky park and tried to snatch one of the bags. The 24-year old victim interfered, pushing him away. The attacker got an object resembling a gun and fired several shots at the guy and the girl, and then ran in the direction of the park," the statement reads.

Now the young people are in intensive care units of medical institutions.

The information collected on this fact was entered in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations. The investigation department of the Shevchenko district of Kyiv police administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine opened a criminal proceeding under Art. 15 and Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "murder attempt". Pre-trial investigation was started. Search measures aimed at establishing and detention of the person involved in the criminal offense are being taken.

 
 
 
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