One killed, four wounded after armed assailant opens fire on beach club in Turkish resort of Bodrum
BODRUMOne person was killed and four others were wounded early on July 30 when an armed assailant opened fire between two beach clubs in the southern resort of Bodrum.
The assailant carrying a double gun reportedly first came to the Çilek Beach Club in the Göltürkbükü neighborhood at around 3 a.m. and asked where the Sess Beach Club was.
He then headed toward the Sess Beach Club, which was next to the Çilek Beach club, randomly opening fire with the double gun between the two clubs.
Around 400 people were in the two clubs at the time, while three staff members - identified as Furkan Say, Nesibi Güneç, Yasin Kaya - and two customers were wounded. The 18-year-old Say, who had been working as a bellboy at the club, later succumbed to his injuries at hospital.
The assailant reportedly fled the scene in a car.
Gökhan Balcı, an accountant for the Çilek Beach club, said they did not know the motive of the assailant.
“A person who came to our facility entered and asked about the Sess Beach club. He later moved away and began to randomly open fire. We lived a nightmare. We do not know about the assailant and we do not know why he did such a thing,” Balcı said.
He also denied claims that a disagreement had broken out between staff at the two beach clubs.
Gendarmerie teams have reportedly launched an investigation into the attack to apprehend the assailant.