The Larnaca District Court, which met at the city's General Hospital on Friday, issued an 8-day detention order against a 69-year-old man to facilitate police investigations into a case of attempted murder, illegal possession and carrying of a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm. .
As Christos Andreou, a spokesman for the Police Headquarters, told KYPE, “At around 7.30 pm yesterday, a 69-year-old man living in a village in the Larnaca district went to the Kofinou Police Station and said that 15 minutes earlier, while he was at home He seems to have shot his 45-year-old son after an argument they had. “
scene and from investigations and examinations carried out, it was found that while the 69-year-old was in the yard of his house, it seems that he shot his 45-year-old son twice with a shotgun, as a result of which he seriously injured his right hand “.
Then “it seems that, while holding the shotgun and trying to reload, his second son, 43 years old, allegedly attacked his father in order to disarm him, which was achieved. The victim was transported to the General Hospital of Nicosia where he underwent surgery and his state of health is judged by the treating doctors to be out of danger “.
He also noted that “the 69-year-old was transported by ambulance to Larnaca General Hospital after suffering some head injuries.” He was treated and continues to be kept in the hospital.
Answering a relevant question, Mr. Christou said that “a court warrant was issued against the 69-year-old and he was arrested shortly after midnight and placed under Detention, while today the Police proceeded to the detention process that took place at Larnaca Hospital. The court issued an eight-day detention order against the suspect and the charges of attempted murder, illegal possession and carrying of a firearm and illegal possession and transfer of explosives are being investigated. “
In another question, the spokesman of the Police Headquarters answered that “from information gathered by the Police, it seems that there were some family disputes between the father and the son, there was an intense argument between them and tension” that led to the incident.
The case is being investigated by TAE Larnaca.