"A 41-year-old man received a bullet wound near his home. The bullet hit his chest. The victim has been hospitalized. According to a preliminary version, the civilian has been shot by a sniper," the statement reads.
It is noted that the man was returning home from a store at about 1 p.m. He suddenly heard a pop and felt the pain in the chest. The victim was taken to hospital in Kurakhove.
The circumstances of the accident are being established. The incident has been included in the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations under Part 2 of the Article 15 and Part 1 of the Article 115 (attempted homicide) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.