Chief physician of university hospital in Turkey’s Elazığ killed in armed attack
ELAZIĞA chief physician of the Fırat University Hospital in the eastern province of Elazığ was killed in an armed attack on May 24, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Professor Muhammed Said Berilgen was assaulted by the owner of a medical firm, identified as Sercan Gök, while he was in his office at 11.45 p.m.
Gök later attempted to commit suicide at the scene, wounding himself in his head.
His motive was not immediately clear, according to reports.
Officials immediately rushed to Berilgen’s office after hearing gunshots and found the two lying wounded on the floor.
Berilgen and Gök were transferred to the hospital’s emergency unit after an initial medical effort at the scene.
However, Berilgen later succumbed to his wounds.
Police conducted an investigation into the attack as Elazığ Governor Murat Zorluoğlu and Elazığ police chief Doğan Cangül also visited the wounded in the hospital and obtained information regarding the armed attack.
In addition, the Elazığ Governor’s Office said in a written statement that legal and administrative investigation into the armed attack was also launched.