Bulgaria’s Lyaskovets Shooter Life in Danger

Crime | March 14, 2014, Friday // 16:38| Views: | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s Lyaskovets Shooter Life in Danger Special police forces were called in to neutralize the shooter in Lyaskovets. Photo by BGNES

Petko Petkov, a 53-year-old man who opened fire in Bulgaria's town of Lyaskovets, killing one policeman and wounding 3, is hospitalized with a risk to his life.

During a police operation for disarming the man on Friday, he was shot in the stomach, leading to severe injuries. He had barricaded himself with four firearms, and held his mother hostage for several hours.

Petkov is in the nearby Veliko Tarnovo hospital, and doctors say his life is in danger, according to reports of Dariknews.

The wounded policemen have been transported to Sofia's Military Hospital. Their condition is said to be stable.

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