The Paphos Police made a third arrest in relation to the case of malicious damage and shootings on New Year's Eve.
According to the Office of the Communication Branch of the Police Headquarters, a 26-year-old man was arrested at 22:30 on Sunday, while a 27-year-old man was arrested on Friday for the same case and a 24-year-old man has already been detained for five days.
According to the Police, on Monday 2.1.23 it was reported by a 28-year-old permanent resident of Cyprus that on New Year's Day, around 04:30, while he was having fun in a recreation center in Paphos with two friendly persons, he received a phone call from a person he knows, who asked him to meet at a certain point in the city of Paphos to discuss their private dispute.
When the 28-year-old went there with his two friends, he met the person in question and during their conversation he heard a gunshot. Then the person who asked for the appointment left the place with his car, while the complainant heard two more shots. He later found that one of the shots had struck his car in the rear left wing.
After further investigation the Police secured testimony against two individuals aged 24 and 27 and warrants were issued against them and they were arrested. while subsequently there was testimony against a 26-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday evening.
The offenses they face are conspiracy to commit a felony and a misdemeanor, illegal possession and transportation of a shotgun and explosives, malicious damage and shooting inside residential area and carrying weapons to incite terror. The exams are continuing from the TAE Paphos.