Unidentified assailant kills two in Istanbul shootout

Unidentified assailant kills two in Istanbul shootout

ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Unidentified assailant kills two in Istanbul shootout

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An unidentified assailant shot two people dead at around midnight in Istanbul’s Kağıthane district on the night of May 12-13. Law enforcement officials have started a search to locate the attacker following the shootout. 

Temel Cihan, 60, lost his life at the scene of the incident after receiving multiple gunshot wounds, while Uğur Kardemir, 38, died at the Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital. Kardemir had recently been conditionally released from prison, according to reports.

The assailant reportedly arrived on the scene by means of an automobile and sped away immediately after the shooting with his vehicle. 

A bystander then noticed the two injured victims lying on the ground on Sevilen Street in the neighborhood of Gürsel after the incident, and subsequently notified the police and paramedics. 

Temel Cihan’s dead body was later carried off to the morgue of the Forensics Institute after law enforcement officials conducted an investigation on the crime scene, according to reports.

Turkey, Istanbul, shooting, death