Nephew of Ingushetia head might be behind shooting in Yekaterinburg restaurant

Nephew of Ingushetia head might be behind shooting in Yekaterinburg restaurant
Photo: Anton Matveev / Kommersant

Eyewitnesses report about shots with traumatic weapons. The police claim that there was no shooting.

There have been as much as two accidents in the elite restaurant Grand Uryuk in the center of Yekaterinburg. The summer terrace caught fire, and then there was shooting in the restaurant, as a result of which a guard was wounded. According to Kommersant, the nephew of Head of the Republic of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov named Magomed could have been the instigator of the conflict and the alleged shooter.

As firefighters found out, the summer terrace caught fire as a result of the ignition of gas cylinders. The fire was extinguished quickly, none of the visitors were hurt. A few hours later there was another incident. A drunk company tried to get a spot in the karaoke room. When the restaurant guard tried to kick them out, one of the clients pulled out a traumatic gun and opened fire. Kommersant reports that one bullet hit the guard in the stomach, and the second hit the door of the room. Eyewitnesses said that there was blood everywhere, and the security guard was hospitalized. According to them, the shooter was not going to hide and took the desired spot in the karaoke room, where the police detained him after a while.

The restaurant owner Kseniya Sofyina told the local publication E1 that she did not think it was an accident. In addition, the witnesses told the journalists that the conflict was accompanied by shooting. According to Kommersant, the shooter was the nephew of Head of the Republic of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov named Magomed. However, Artem Perekhrist, Adviser to Head of Ingushetia, refuted this information.

Later, the police of the Sverdlovsk region did not confirm the information about the shooting, saying that the domestic conflict was limited to several strikes and the security did not need medical help. The police said that the victim was not going to report the offender. The press service of the MIA Directorate in Yekaterinburg also reported that no cartridges and traces of firing were found on the spot.

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