World Bulletin / News Desk
Three police officers died of wounds received in the incident.
The shootout began when the young man responded to a routine ID check by arguing and opening fire, and three policemen were hurt, in addition to the three who died.
Sanliurfa Governor Gungor Azim Tuna told reporters on Monday morning that the incident was not an “extremist act,” saying that according to his family, the young man had psychological problems, and had taken his father’s legal firearm behind his back.
The suspect’s father is a retired Turkish Armed Forces specialized sergeant, the governor added.
The governor said that wounded police officers are in good condition.