The police have identified a man suspected of shooting dead three employees of private security companies in the Karavan shopping mall in Kyiv, interior minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

"There is a person suspected of committing this crime, and we have every reason to think that this person committed the crime. We're working on the case. We're taking special measures to detain this person," the minister said.

The minister noted that the police have obtained a video record of the events at the scene of the crime from the shopping mall. He added that, according to experts' conclusions, the suspect used an unusual gun that looks like Makarov pistol. In particular, the police found on the scene of the crime a self-made device for collecting bullet cases, which was attached to the gun and dropped during the shooting.

As reported, the robber shot dead three employees of a private security firm and seriously wounded another one in the Karavan shopping mall in Kyiv on Wednesday afternoon. One of the security guards saw a visitor stealing a USB flash drive from a glass case. The guard asked the man to go to the back room, where other guards were waiting. In the room the man pulled out a gun and started shooting, killing three security guards on the spot and seriously wounding a fourth one. The attacker then fled the scene.

The Obolon District Police Office opened a criminal case on the incident.

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