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Police investigate shooting incident involving two brothers

POLICE are investigating a case of domestic violence after two brothers got into a fight in Liopetri, resulting in one shooting at the other with a hunting rifle.

Police were notified on Thursday afternoon by a member of the public that a 19-year-old had shot at his 20-year-old brother, causing minor injury to his legs.

Members of Famagusta CID went to the scene in Liopetri but the two brothers had run off before they could get there.

According to a police spokesman, the authorities later caught up with the brothers to take statements from them, and are treating the incident as one of domestic violence.

“Given that it’s a matter of domestic violence between two brothers, we do not wish to comment on the matter, other than to say we are continuing investigations,” said George Economou.

Asked about the older brother’s injuries, the spokesman noted that the 20-year-old was later seen playing football.

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