Three police officers killed in gun attack

Three police officers killed in gun attack

Three police officers killed in gun attack

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Three police officers were killed in a attack late on Oct. 4 in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, Doğan news agency has reported.

A motorcycle policeman on patrol in the city was hit shots were fired from a car at around 8:30 p.m. The Antalya Police Department was alerted following the incident, and a number of security teams were dispatched to the area to apprehend the attackers. The shooter in the car opened fire again, striking two more police officers.

The three officers were rushed to nearby hospitals, but all three later died of their injuries.

One of the assailants was subsequently captured dead in a forested area into which the suspects had fled on foot, leaving the car behind. The man who was captured had reportedly been diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2009 and had been receiving treatment, Antalya Governor Ahmet Altıparmak said later.

An investigation has been launched into the incident and police are reportedly continuing their search for another man who was in the car at the time of the shootings.