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Police looking for one man after Sunday night’s murder (updated)

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Section of road cordoned off after fatal shooting in Nicosia

Police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Osama Aldheis from Syria following the murder of his compatriot Alsweidani Ahmad, 21, on Sunday night.

The incident took place at around 9:40 on Sunday night when police received a report that shots had been fired in a central Nicosia street. Police arrived at the scene where they found the 21-year-old seriously wounded.

The victim was immediately taken to Nicosia general hospital, where it was confirmed he had been shot in the head. Despite doctors’ efforts, the man succumbed to his injuries at around 10:45 pm.

A passenger that was in the car with Ahmad has given statements to the police. Officers are scouring surveillance footage while the scene where the 21-year-old was shot was cordoned off.

Reports said the vehicle the two were in was riddled with bullets and the murder was linked to differences between groups in the underworld. The two were known to police for previous offences.

Police called on anyone with any information to contact Nicosia CID at 22 802222, the citizens line at 1460 or the closest police station.


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