2 Dec 2019 18:31

Kyiv police detain suspects in killing child while shooting at lawmaker's car

KYIV. Dec 2 (Interfax) - Ukrainian police have detained two men, aged 18 and 19, suspected of involvement in shooting at a Range Rover and killing a three-year-old son of Kyiv Regional Council deputy Vyacheslav Sobolev in central Kyiv on Sunday evening, the Ukrainian police chief said.

Detectives have also found the weapons from which the shots are believed to have been fired.

"Our specialists, our investigators and operatives, have found the weapons with which this murder was committed," Ukrainian National Police chief Ihor Klymenko said at a news briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

The detectives have also identified the building from which the shots were fired.

"After we determined the bullet's trajectory, we were able to find out approximately from what building the shots were fired and then tracked down the people who committed this crime," Klymenko said.

Kyiv police chief Andriy Kryshchenko said two suspects, "young men aged 18 and 19," were detained.

Unidentified people fired upon a Range Rover carrying Sobolev, a Kyiv Regional Council member and restauranteur, and his three-year old son in central Kyiv on Sunday evening. The child sustained serious wounds and died in an ambulance.

Police launched a special operation in Kyiv to catch the shooters.