3 Reported Wounded by Shooter in Sofia's Roma Quarter

Crime | July 12, 2010, Monday // 02:37
Bulgaria: 3 Reported Wounded by Shooter in Sofia's Roma Quarter Police units have sealed off the site of the shooting in Sofia's Roma ghetto. Photo by BGNES

At least three men have been wounded as an unknown shooter opened fire from a vehicle around 1 am in the Roma-populated quarter of the Bulgarian capital known as Zaharna Fabrika.

A man aged 45-50 is reported to have shot from a dark Mercedes and to have disappeared after wounding three men, says the BGNES news agency.

The incident has caused tension in the quarter known as Sofia's Roma ghetto. A number of its residents are reported to have gathered on the spot of the shooting.

Police units have arrived and have sealed the area. They have started an investigation as well as a search for the shooter.

Expect details as more information becomes available.

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