A restaurant in Sarıyer, Maslak, turned the scene of a dramatic shootout on the night time of Sept. 6, as two unknown people on bikes opened hearth contained in the cafe. In response, six Swedish nationals within the cafe reportedly retaliated earlier than fleeing the premises, solely to be later detained by authorities.
The harrowing incident unfolded late within the night when two people using a motorbike, their faces hidden by helmets and their license plates hid, launched an armed assault contained in the cafe. Chaos ensued because the cafe patrons and the assailants engaged in a quick firefight, inflicting these within the neighborhood to scramble in worry. The attackers swiftly fled the scene on their bikes.
Within the shootout’s aftermath, the group from the cafe rapidly boarded a minibus and left the realm. Sadly, a 37-year-old Azerbaijani nationwide, who occurred to be within the cafe in the course of the armed confrontation, sustained accidents to his left arm and leg. He was promptly hospitalized and is at the moment receiving medical therapy.
Upon studying of the incident, regulation enforcement authorities took swift motion and initiated a pursuit of the fleeing assailants. An investigation into the incident, led by the Extortion Bureau, was launched. The license plate of a luxurious minibus utilized by the cafe group was recognized.
The minibus, registered to a Swedish nationwide recognized as I.A.,33, was intercepted in Ayazağa District. Subsequently, the minibus driver, Ok.Ok.,47, and the Swedish nationals Richard Icho M. 23, Mevludın M. 31, Salah Ok.M.A.Z. 24, Elvır M. (22), Harrıs L.O. 30, have been taken into custody. The variety of detainees rose to seven after Swedish nationwide Setalla M.A.S. 21 was apprehended throughout raids carried out within the districts of Başakşehir and Sarıyer, primarily based on recognized addresses.
Through the searches of the suspects’ properties and automobiles, authorities uncovered two unlicensed firearms, a major amount of ammunition, air rifles, pistols and varied narcotics.
Of their statements to the police, the detained Swedish nationals claimed that they had no information of the id of the preliminary attackers, asserting that that they had fired in self-defense. Following the completion of needed procedures, the suspects have been transferred to the courthouse.
The police proceed their efforts to establish the identities of the bike assailants and to find out the motives behind the assault.