Man shoots dead two, takes two hostage at gas station in Kharkiv region

18:11, 25 May 2015

A gunman shot dead two people in the town of Liubotyn in Kharkiv region and then went to the village of Korotych, where he took two hostages at a gas station, the Department of Public Relations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kharkiv region reported on Monday.

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According to the report, the district department received reports about the incident at 1400.

According to preliminary reports, in Liubotyn a man opened fire with a rifle, killing two people.

At the moment, it has been established that the attacker is a 48-year-old local resident.

After the shooting, a man went in his car to the village of Korotych, where he took two people hostage at a gas station.

The police say they are now negotiating with the man to release the hostages and are taking measures to detain the attacker.

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