World Bulletin / News Desk
A research assistant shot dead four staffers of a university and injured three others in central Turkey, according to security officials.
The incident took place at Osmangazi University in Eskisehir province, where Volkan B. -- the research assistant -- allegedly killed deputy dean Mikail Yalcin, faculty secretary Fatih Ozmutlu, research assistant Yasir Armagan, and associate professor Serdar Caglak, said the officials, who refused to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The suspect has been arrested while the motive behind the killings is yet to be ascertained, the sources added.
The university rector Hasan Gonen told Anadolu Agency that Volkan B. first went to the room of faculty dean, who was not there, and shot the faculty secretary.
“Later, he shot our vice dean, associate professor and a research assistant. Security guards followed him after he left the building with the gun, and police apprehended him after a brief chase,” he said.
The governor Ozdemir Cakacak also said the province's chief public prosecutor's office had appointed three prosecutors to the investigation of the incident.