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Man who shot in journalist's leg to be tried in Kyiv

08.08.2019, 13:54
Photo credit: hromadske.radio (Volodymyr Runets)
The Prosecutor's office # 5 Kyiv referred an indictment against a 45-year-old Kyiv resident who shot and wounded the journalist of “Nastoyashchee Vremya” TV channel Volodymyr Runets. The suspected person was charged with intentional moderate bodily harm, threat of murder and hooliganism, the case was sent to Obolonsky district court,,according to the website of the prosecutor's office in Kyiv. The attacker fired six rifle shots after verbal altercation with a group of young people while on the summer terrace in Obolon district in Kyiv on May 5. One of the bullets hit the victim, who turned out to be a journalist, causing him an open second-degree fractured gunshot fracture of the bone of the right foot. IMI reported that overnight into May 6th, in Kyiv, someone shot in the leg of the journalist working for the project “Present Time” (common project of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty an d Voice of America) Volodymyr Runets. As Volodymyr Runets added he did not relate this incident to his professional activity. The investigative department of the Obolon Police Directorate initiated criminal proceedings under Part 4 of Article 296 (hooliganism committed with the use of firearms) and Part 1 of Article 263 (illegal handling of weapons and ammunition) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. On May 6, Kyiv Local Prosecutor's Office No. 5 pressed suspicion to a resident of Kyiv in committing a criminal offense under Part 4 of Art. 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (gross violation of public order with blatant disrespect to society, accompanied by special arrogance, committed with the use of firearms). On May 7, the Obolon district court of Kyiv held the Donbass veteran Vladimir Rehesh, suspected of injuring Volodymyr Runets, to bail.
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