Armed Man Opens Fire Near an Armenian Church in Istanbul

ICC Note:

An unidentified man opened fire near a church in Istanbul, causing a great panic. Tensions are high as another church was attacked by a mob not long ago. Police are investigating both incidents.

5/5/2013 Turkey (Hurriyet)- An armed man opened fire near the Surp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Church in the European-side neighborhood of Kumkapı today following Eastern liturgy.

The unidentified assailant opened fire into the air seven times before walking off on foot. The attack caused huge panic among those attending the service, but no one was injured.

Police were deployed to the church after the incident and launched an investigation to search for the whereabouts of the assailant. Following the first inspection, police determined that the seven empty cases belonged to the same gun.

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