YEREVAN — A Suspect in a shooting near Yerevan open-air souvenir market has been detained. Gor Arakelyan is a son-in-law of Prosperous Armenia MP Karo Karapetyan.
According to the Police’s press service, Arakelyan also surrendered his Makorov pistol upon reporting to the police.
Five people were wounded as a result of the shooting in Yerevan. The inccident took place at about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in front of the “Progresstech Armenia” Company building near “Vernissage,” the Police reported.
A criminal case has been launched under Articles 235.1 and 258.4 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. Probe into the details of the case is underway.
The injured were taken to University Hospital #1, where they were operated on, news.am reports. One of them is in grave condition, others are out of danger. The hospital has published the names of the citizens – Norayr Harutyunyan, Valery Hovhannisyan, Myasnik Hayrapetyan, Albina Badalyan and Mnatsakan Sukiasyan.
According to some reports, argument and a scuffle broke out because of a parking place. The son-in-law of the MP decided “to settle the dispute” by firing at offenders and passers-by.