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Two killed, another wounded in Erbil 60-Meter St. shooting

  2021-06-21  | 
 Zhyan News Network
A file photo of 60-Mater Street in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Two Persons were killed and another was wounded in a shooting in an intra-family issue in 60-Meter road in Erbil on Sunday night (June 20) a police spokesperson said.

Two brothers opened fire at three people including their sister, here hsuabnd and another person, killing the two men and wounding the woman, the Erbil Police Directorate said in a statement. 

The police rushed to the scene and launched an investigation into the incident, the police directorate said, without revealing whether the shooters were arrested .

The police described the motive behind the shooting as a social problem, a term used by the authorities to mean domestic violence, non-political disputed and non-terrorism conflicts.

Gun violence is on the rise across the Kurdistan Region.

On Saturday, a person was killed and another wounded after a man opened fire at a shop in Hwana neighborhood in Sulaimani.

In May, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmad told the Kurdistan Parliament the cabinet has plans to righten gun control laws, saying he cannot promise a complete end to gun markets amid a spike in murders and domestic violence using guns.

On February 10, 2019, the KRG Ministry of Interior gave gun owners six months to log their unregistered or illicit small firearms and called on people to hand over their medium and heavy weaponry.

(Zhyan English)