Man murders female restaurant patron in eastern Turkey
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A police officer collects evidence after the shooting. DHA photo
A woman died after being shot in the head by a man in a restaurant in the eastern province of Elazığ, daily Millyet reported on its website today.
Türkan Barış, 21, was eating alone in a restaurant on Elazığ's Vali Fahribey Avenue at around 7 p.m. when a man came and sat at her table.
An argument reportedly ensued between Barış and the unidentified man, after which he pulled out a pistol and allegedly fired a single bullet into Barış' head before fleeing the scene on foot. Barış was taken to Fırat University Hospital but could not be saved.
Police questioned all the customers and employees at the restaurant to hear their accounts of the incident as part of an effort to apprehend the shooter.