Two wounded at gunfight in metrobus in Istanbul’s Şirinevler
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
The severely injured man was in a critical condition while the policeman was slightly wounded with minor injuries to his head and face. DHA photoTwo men have been wounded in a shooting at a metrobus station in the Istanbul suburb of Şirinevler, one of them severely wounded, the other, a plainclothes police offer, slightly so.
While on the Söğütlüçeşme-bound metrobus passing through the suburb of Bahçelievler at around 2 am this morning, an argument broke out between a plainclothes police officer and two other commuters onboard over the pressing of the bus’ “stop” button. The row escalated after the three alighted at the Şirinevler metrobus station, with one of the civilians allegedly attempting to take the police officer’s gun from him after the officer fired shots in the air, according to witnesses. In grappling for the police offer’s gun, the civilian accidentally shot and severely wounded the other man present, reportedly a friend of his.
The severely injured man was in a critical condition while the policeman was slightly wounded with minor injuries to his head and face. Police had detained the man who allegedly shot and injured his friend, launching an investigation into the incident with the aid of security footage at the station.