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Shooting in Istanbul: at least three dead and five injured in clashes between groups

At least three people died this Thursday and five were injured, two of them seriously, in an accident shooting caused by a fight between two groups in a coffee shop in Istanbulreported Turkish authorities.

At 8:10 pm local time (5:10 pm GMT) on Thursday, an argument between two groups of people in a cafe in the neighborhood of Uskudar led to an armed confrontation. Three people died and five were injured, two of them seriously.“informed the governor’s office of Istanbul.

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The injured were transported to area hospitals and investigations into the case continue, says the statement, which does not reveal the reasons for the fight.

According to Turkish radio station NTV, the two groups, who professed mutual animosity, met at the cafe to make peace, but the meeting turned into an argument and finally a shootout.

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In Türkiye It is relatively easy to obtain a gun license and carrying a gun is not uncommon in the country, whose homicide rate, at around 1 in every hundred thousand people, is higher than the national average. European Union (EU), with a rate of 0.65 according to Eurostat data.

Source: Elcomercio

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