Gun attack kills five people in Turkey’s Adana

Gun attack kills five people in Turkey’s Adana

Gun attack kills five people in Turkey’s Adana

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Five people, all members of the same family, were killed in a gun attack in the Mediterranean province of Adana late on March 28, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The attack occurred at a house in the Çokak village in Adana’s Kozan district at around 8:30 p.m. An unknown assailant or assailants opened fire with a shotgun while six people, including a child, were in the living room of the house.

One 19-year-old family member managed to escape by jumping from the window. He informed the police of the attack after fleeing the scene and taking shelter in a neighbor’s house.

Ambulances and police officers were dispatched to the scene and an investigation has been opened into the incident.

One suspect was detained at the nearby Kozan Organized Industrial Site, based on information gathered from witnesses. Police reportedly caught the suspect after inspecting his mobile phone signals, and he was taken to the gendarmerie station after a medical examination. Officials have stated that when the suspect was caught he was wearing a bloody shirt. 

The bodies of the victims have reportedly been taken to the local forensic institution. 

Locals in the village said the victims were simple people and had no known animosity with anybody.

Çokak village head Üzeyir Çürük said he was in the local grocery store when the incident occurred.

“The family was visiting from outside the village. They were not closely related to us but they were good and harmless. We as villagers are very saddened. Women were killed, a seven-year-old boy was killed,” Çürük said.