Five detained after family shootout leaves four dead in southeastern Turkey
MARDİN – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoFour people have been detained as part of an investigation into a shootout between two families, which left four people dead and 27 others injured in the southeastern province of Mardin on July 3.
A group of people reportedly fired at another group who were heading to mosque in the Ömerli district of Mardin.
Five people were detained after the incident as part of an investigation, with three of the detainees allegedly belonging to village guards.
Ahmet Budak, Fidan Budak, İzzettin Budak and Celil Demirkıran died in the shooting, while 27 others who were injured were treated at the Mardin State Hospital.
According to sources, an Ömerli local administrator, Tekin Erdemir, had previously attempted to bring the two disputing groups together in an attempt to reconcile their issues.
After the incident, entrance to the area where the shootings took place was blocked by security forces, as part of security measures to prevent further incidents from occurring.