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Sawn-off gun may have been used in attack last week

A sawn-off hunting shotgun found on Monday evening in the Livadia area was undergoing tests on Tuesday to see it was the weapon used to shoot a 46-year-old man in Oroklini on Thursday.

The weapon, which has its serial number erased, was found by police officers under a cover near Ayia Anastasia church.

On Thursday night, a 46-year-old resident of Lakatamia had arranged to meet an acquaintance of his in Oroklini.

According to the victim, he saw that except his acquaintance two other people were waiting for him.

He tried to flee thinking that he had been set up but his 45-year-old acquaintance got out of his car and fired a sawn-off hunting rifle twice toward him at close range.

The pellets struck the 46-year-old on the shoulder.

Two men were remanded for eight days on Friday by Larnaca district court in connection with the incident.

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