By: Steve Dellar | 04-05-2018 | News
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Turkey - University Shooting Kills 4, Injures 3 (Video)

In a first of its kind for Turkey, the country is experiencing a school shooting. According to reports coming out in the past hour, a teacher shot four of his colleagues dead and injured three others whilst on a rampage in the University building over different floors.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Breaking: At least four people killed after a teacher opens fire on staff members at Osmangazi University in Eskisehir, Turkey. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) <a href="">April 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The events took place in the afternoon in the city of Eskişehir (800,000 citizens), in central Turkey. Mr Eyüp Kelebek, spokesman for the university was quick to inform parents that there are no students among the dead but there are three injured.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First time in Turkey, a professor shoots and kills 4 colleagues in front of students in several floors of a university in Eskişehir, suspect in police custody <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Fuat Kırcaali (@FuatKircaali) <a href="">April 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The perpetrator, identified as Doğukan B., is apparently a teacher at the school himself and is now in police custody. The four persons killed during the university rampage were the deputy dean Mikail Yalçın, faculty secretary Fatih Özmutlu, research assistant Yasir Armağan and lecturer Serdar Çağlak. No details as to a motive are known at this point.

The three people who were injured in the attack have not been identified yet.

Eskisehir lays in the middle of Turkey between Ankara and Istanbul and has rarely been the scene of any kind of violent attack. First reports stated that the attack sparked mass panic at the university, with both students and teachers currently still in a state of shock.


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Anonymous No. 22424 2018-04-05 : 19:27

wonder if Erdogan will insist on clear backpacks any time soon?

Anonymous No. 22431 2018-04-05 : 20:22

Only school drug runners, and their adult dope dealers, detest clear backpacks. For normal people, it's seen as sensible, and the question is why people had to die to protect democrats (dope dealers).

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