Gunshots fired late at night in center of Istanbul
ISTANBULGunshots were fired from inside a luxury car in Istanbul’s upscale Nişantaşı neighborhood late April 27, Doğan News Agency reported.
At around 11 p.m. on April 27, an unknown assailant or assailants started fired guns into the air from inside a black-colored luxury car on Nişantaşı’s busy Valikonağı Avenue before quickly departing the scene.
No one was injured in the incident, but the gunshots caused panic among residents and people nearby, who called the police.
Police cordoned off the scene and collected multiple empty cases as evidence. A police investigation into the incident is continuing.
A resident of Nişantaşı told Doğan News Agency that they only heard the sound of multiple gunshots but could not see who fired them.
Another resident said they thought balloons were being punctured when they heard the gunshots.
“We were upstairs and we thought a friend was puncturing balloons. The sound came five or six times. We did not see anything, we only heard the noises,” said the second resident.
The incident took place about 50 meters away from the place where Vedat Şahin, the brother of known mafia boss Sedat Şahin, and a friend, Ferdi Topal, were killed in a hail of bullets fired from Kalashnikovs late Dec. 24, 2014, while on foot. A third person, Enver Aydın, was also seriously injured in the attack.