Three killed in armed fight at animal tent set up for Eid al-Adha in İzmir
İZMİR – Anadolu Agency
AA photoThree people have been killed while three others were injured in an armed fight among two families at an animal tent erected ahead of Eid al-Adha holiday in the Karabağlar district of the Aegean province of İzmir.
The deadly fight reportedly began with a verbal argument between the Göktaş family, who came from the Central Anatolian province of Sivas to sell its animals, and the Sorhun family, also from Sivas but living in İzmir, who came to the tent to buy animals. No information has been given over the cause of the initial argument, which later escalated into an armed fight wounding five members of the Sorhun family, Neşat, 50, Enver, 30, Nurbay, 41, Bekir, 27, and Sabri, 57, as well as Mustafa Kırışkuzu, 66.
Neşat, Enver, and Nurbay succumbed to their injuries after receiving emergency first aid and being taken to Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Research and Training Hospital. The others injured in the incident, meanwhile, were reported to be in good condition following their treatment. Some animals in the tent were also injured during the fracas.
Police have, meanwhile, detained three suspects from the Göktaş family, identified as Mehmet, Osman and Hüseyin, over their alleged involvement in the fight, while a probe into the killings was ongoing.