Man injures two of his ex-wife’s family members with gun at courthouse in Turkey’s Isparta
ISPARTA – Doğan News AgencyA man opened fire and wounded two of his ex-wife’s family members with a gun at a courthouse in the central Anatolian province of Isparta on Aug. 31. The assailant was captured by the police after the shooting.
The incident occurred in Isparta’s Yalvaç district. A few months ago, Mustafa Akkurt and Vesile Demiralay underwent a high-conflict divorce as a result of the physical abuse she faced from her husband.
Demiralay moved in with her family after the divorce, but her ex-husband reportedly continued to threaten her, demanding for her to return to their home.
Upon his increasing threats, Demiralay, her 43-year-old brother Hüseyin Görenekli and Görenekli’s 18-year-old son arrived at the courthouse in the Yalvaç district to file a criminal complaint against Demiralay’s ex-husband.
Demiralay met with her ex-husband in front of the courthouse building. They were arguing and tensions between them began to rise.
Demiralay’s ex-husband Akkurt tried to attack her with a gun, but her brother stepped in between them to shield her.
Akkurt fired multiple times with his gun and Görenekli was wounded in his arm and chest. His son also was wounded with one shot.
Meanwhile, Demiralay managed to save her life by hiding in a police vehicle.
Following the gun shots, two undercover police officers arrived at the scene while there was a fire exchange between police officers and the assailant.
Then, Akkurt started to fire bullets at his ex-wife, who was hiding in the police vehicle.
Following the 10-minute fire exchange, police officers managed to capture the assailant after they shot him in his abdomen.
Numbers of police crews and ambulances were dispatched to the scene following the incident as security measures were tightened at the scene.
Görenekli and his son were taken to Yalvaç State Hospital and the assailant, who was in critical condition, was rushed to the Süleyman Demirel University Medical Faculty Hospital.
Demiralay was taken to the district police headquarters for her testimony.