Relatives of Ded Hasan suspected of attack on Audi in Ekaterinburg
According to some sources, a representative of the Armenian Yezidis was among the attackers.
Police are searching for three men who shot Audi A8 last Wednesday in Yekaterinburg. As the local portal 66.RU writes with reference to a source, the law enforcers believe that the attackers are close to Gasayan brothers, who were influential criminals in the dashing 1990s.
One of the attackers is reported to be a representative of Armenian Yezidis. However, official representatives of the Yezidis in the Sverdlovsk Region deny these reports.
In Yekaterinburg, the Gasayan family, distant relatives of thief in law Aslan Usoyan (Ded Hasan), are believed to be in contradictions with the Uralmash gang. At the same time, in the early 1990s, Gasayan brothers closely cooperated with another organized crime group, called the ‘central’. Natives of Armenia were engaged in robberies throughout Russia. After the siloviki found out about activities of the criminal clan, 18 relatives of Gasayans were declared federally wanted.
The scene of Norik Gasayan’s death
It was bad times for the Gasayan family: relatives started a bloody fight for the influence. Thus, in 2001 Norik Gasayan was shot in Yekaterinburg. However, the family clan is believed to give up the criminal activity and started a legal business.
The attackers’ car
Recall that the shootout occurred in the evening of September 5 in the city of Ekaterinburg. Passengers of a VAZ-2112 opened fire on an Audi from a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The driver and the passenger of the Audi fired back from traumatic weapons. As a result, the driver was injured; doctors managed to save his life on the spot. The attackers fled the scene, but their car was found later.
According to unconfirmed reports, the Audi was carrying a big sum of illegally earned money.