Ukraine: Soldier shot dead 5 people at a missile factory
Five other people were injured in the shooting of a National Guard soldier who was arrested by police in the central city of Dnieper.
Authorities will investigate his motive and how he gained access to the weapon
Thursday, 27 January 2022, 11:23
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Open fire when handing out weapons to security guards.
The soldier shoots (Photo: Official Website, Ministry of Interior of Ukraine)
Ukrainian police today (Thursday) arrested a National Guard soldier who shot at security guards at a military plant for unknown reasons, killing five people and wounding five others.
A police statement said the incident took place in the early hours of the morning at the Pivadenmash missile plant in the central city of Dnieper, during the issuance of weapons to guards.
Four of them were killed, along with a civilian, by the soldier who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and 200 bullets.
He fled the scene and was caught in a short time not far away.
Interior Minister Denis Monstirski said the soldier was Artem Ryabchuk and promised that he would be punished in full severity.
He added that a commission of inquiry would be set up.
His deputy, Anton Gershchenko, said the investigation would focus on the shooter's motive.
"First of all, the question will be examined whether the soldier coped with psychological pressure on (his) team," Gershchenko said.
The investigators will also examine how the soldier underwent a medical examination that qualified him for access to weapons.
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