Fired waiter commits suicide after killing three
A waiter who was fired from his job went back to the restaurant and killed three people before committing suicide in the Konyaaltı district of the southern province of Antalya.
Legal action was previously taken for 26-year-old waiter Saddam Korkmaz over his alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in 2011.
Korkmaz, who had been let go after an argument with his former boss two days before the incident, came back to the scene in a rage, Antalya Police Chief Celal Uzunkaya said.
“It is apparent he was in this rage, determined to take everyone there out,” he said.
Korkmaz arrived there in the morning at 10:30 a.m. local time with a shotgun hidden in his sweater, Uzunkaya told reporters.
Upon entering the restaurant, the assassin first killed his former boss, before going downstairs to kill two others.
As the horror went on, the remaining restaurant employees hid in the freezer to save themselves.
After Korkmaz was not able to spot the other workers, he shot himself in the head, the police chief said.
The pump rifle the assassin had used in his killing spree was ordered online, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Korkmaz had been an employee at the restaurant for five years.