Shooting incident at blockade: one man wounded

Police are investigating a shooting incident in Ukraine's Kalanchak district, near the Crimean border.

8 March 2016 18:15

After receiving a report of a woman asking for help at the Kalanchak checkpoint and arriving at the incident site, police found out that the woman had a verbal clash with the activists of Crimea blockade.

According to a report on the police website, one of the activists pointed a gun at a police officer with the Kherson police squad. After issuing a verbal warning, the police officer had to shoot the man in the leg. The wounded man had his gun seized by police before being taken to a hospital.

Police have launched an internal investigation into the shooting.