Three arrested over Istanbul teahouse shooting

Three arrested over Istanbul teahouse shooting

Three arrested over Istanbul teahouse shooting

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Three suspects have been arrested over a teahouse shooting in Istanbul on Feb. 1 that killed two and wounded at least five others, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Three of the total four members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) detained over the shooting at a teahouse in Istanbul’s Küçükçekmece district on Feb. 1 were arrested on Feb. 9 by a court in Istanbul. 

Two people were killed and at least five others were wounded after two masked gunmen opened fire with a long-barreled weapon and a handgun at the teahouse located in Küçükçekmece’s Kanarya neighborhood.

The four were sent to the Küçükçekmece Courthouse before being taken to a criminal court of peace following their interrogation. The court ruled for the arrest of three of them while the other was released on probation. 

The detained PKK members were reportedly implicated in several other criminal acts, including an armed attack on Jan. 24 in the same neighborhood that wounded one person, and another attack on Dec. 19, 2015 that killed one person.  

They were also allegedly implicated in a protest in which two police officers were injured on Dec. 28, 2015, as well as in attacks on a vehicle and an office.

Meanwhile, late on Feb. 8 unidentified men carried out a stun grenade attack at a community house in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, wounding one. Police teams were dispatched to the scene after the incident.