Gunman kills one, injures three in cemevi attack

ISTANBUL (CIHAN)- A gunman killed at least one person and injured three others in a shooting spree at a cemevi, an Alevi house of worship, in Varto, a district of the eastern province of MuI, on Monday.

Authorities are still trying to determine the motive behind the attack, which took place in the village of OnpInar. The assailant, identified as villager Ali Ekber K., entered the cemevi with his hunting rifle and gun and started shooting randomly.

Mahmut Guney died at the scene while Oktay and Zubeyde Gren as well as Talip ErdoIan were wounded and taken to Varto State Hospital.

The villager fled the scene but was later apprehended by gendarmes. Security forces have stepped up security measures in the village.


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