Two killed in gunfire in school during referendum voting in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

An exchange of gunfire occurred between two groups due to differing political views at a polling station in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, killing two and wounding one person on April 16, Hurriyet Daily News reported citing Doğan News Agency.

The clash occurred in the Yabanardı Village of Diyarbakır’s Çermik district in a schoolyard, which is used as a polling station, at 9:30 a.m. on April 16.

Yabanardı village chief’s son Mehmet Yıldız opened fire after disagreeing with the political views in a discussion.  

Abdülrezzak Yıldız and Şeyhmus Yıldız succumbed to their heavy injuries on the way to the Siverek State Hospital. İdris Yıldız, who was also wounded, was taken to the same hospital for treatment. 

Meanwhile, gendarmerie forces started an investigation into the incident, as security forces were dispatched to the area as part of security measures.

The sons of the village chief, Mehmet and Tahir Yıldız, were detained following the incident.

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