Yerevan shooting: MP's son-in-law charged with attempted murder

Yerevan shooting: MP's son-in-law charged with attempted murder

PanARMENIAN.Net - The son-in-law of the Prosperous Armenia MP Karo Karapetyan, Gor Arakelyan, who opened fire near Vernissage open-air market on Saturday, May 17, has been charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of arms, the Armenian Police press service reported.

In an earlier statement, the Armenian Interior Ministry said the suspect was arrested May 18. The statement said the suspect turned in a Makarov pistol he said he had used.

The Saturday shooting near Vernissage open-air market left 5 injured. Norayr Harutyunyan and Valery Hovhannisyan, both aged 30; Myasnik Hayrapetyan, 26; Albina Badalyan 64 and Mnatsakan Sukiasyan 72, underwent surgeries in the Yerevan’s Heratsi Hospital No. 1 and their lives are not threatened.

A criminal case has been instigated under Articles 235.1 and 258.4 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. An investigation is underway.

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