In Ukraine, the man opened fire on children

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The man opened fire from a homemade device for children of the Nikolaev area, three were injured, reported the press service of the regional Department of the national police of Ukraine.

The incident occurred on Sunday.

«About 17.00 (same as GMT. — Approx. ed.) in the new Odessa police Department in the Nikolaev area the message arrived that in the village of the New Odessa the 68-year-old local resident shot of a homemade device on children who were playing. As a result of the shot was traumatized 12-year-old boy and two girls aged nine and five years old. The attacker also received injuries», — stated in the message.

According to police, the victims were hospitalized, the remains of the device were seized and sent for examination.

The police opened a criminal case under article «premeditated murder», the sanction of article provides till 15 years of imprisonment.

Police arrested the gunman, «we have solved the question about the ad to the detainee about suspicion in Commission of crime and the election of a preventive measure”, said the press-Secretary of police of the Nikolaev area Elena Berezhnaya.

According to her, 12-year-old boy who suffered from the actions of men, is in hospital in Nikolaev and his condition doctors estimate as heavy. The other two children were released to outpatient treatment. The man himself is also in the hospital, since he suffered from his own homemade device, said Berezhnaya.

The police found that the man was intoxicated.

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