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Family tragedy in north as three die of gunshot wounds

Lefkoniko Home Deaths From Yeniduzen
Photo of the family home from Yeniduzen

Police in the north are investigating the deaths of a couple and their 14-year-old son who were found with gunshot wounds in their home in Lefkoniko, reports said on Friday.

According to media reports, one angle of inquiry is that the 14-old teenager shot his parents during an argument and then shot himself.

The couple were found dead in their bedroom while the 14-year-old was found heavily injured and was taken to hospital where he died. The shooting reportedly took place at 3.30am.

Police found two empty cartridges inside the house and a gun, reports said.

A fourth family member, an 18-year-old boy, is being questioned.

Kibris Postasi, citing information, reports that there was a discussion at the home on Thursday noon about a video game the 14-year-old was playing and that he had pulled a knife against his brother during the argument.

The daily also reports that questions arise as to how the child learned to use a weapon, adding that the father’s gun was used for the shooting.

Other media outlets report that it is not yet known who committed the murders.





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