The shooting near a restaurant in Sokhumi left 3 dead, and another 3 were transferred to local clinics and hospitals with injuries, reports Sputnik Abkhazia, citing the Abkhazian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to preliminary data, the shooting took the lives of citizens of Abkhazia, including Astamur Shamba, a man by the name of Avidzba and an employee of the restaurant by the name of Akirtava.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the shooting began at 2:40 p.m. Three masked people approached the car parked near Mahajirov Riverside and started firing gunshots at the people who were sitting around a table placed near the restaurant. An hour after the incident, the criminals’ car was found in the area of the railway depot of Sokhumi.
The deceased was Astamur Shamba, who was born in 1981 and was a “thief-in-law”.