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20 August, 2018

Shootout near the Kharkiv council building, one police officer died

A gunman opened fire overnight on a group of police officers near the Kharkiv City Council and later he was killed by police

A gunman and a police officer have been killed in a shootout in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv near the city council building.

According to Radio Liberty, on August 20, the unidentified gunman opened fire overnight on a group of police officers near the Kharkiv City Council.

Authorities say police returned fire and killed the gunman, who wounded a police officer and a security guard at the city council building.

The wounded police officer died later on August 20 at a hospital while the security guard was hospitalized in stable condition.

An investigation was launched into the attack, but authorities said they had no immediate information about why the man had opened fire.


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