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Armenia

Suspect In Yerevan Shooting Spree Detained

By RFE/RL's Armenian Service
A man suspected in a shooting spree in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has been apprehended.

In a statement, the Armenian Interior Ministry said the suspect -- whose name was only given as Gor A. -- was detained on May 18.

The statement said the suspect turned in a Makarov pistol he said he had used in the shooting spree.

Five people were wounded in the shooting incident near a marketplace in downtown Yerevan on May 18.

RFE/RL quotes sources as saying the suspect is Gor Arakelian, the 29-year-old son-in-law of Karo Karapetian, a lawmaker representing the Prosperous Armenia party in parliament.

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