Shots fired near Austrian Embassy in Turkish capital

The private Ihlas news agency said the incident happened around midnight and police were searching for the car. (File photo: Reuters)

Turkey’s official news agency said Sunday that shots were fired near the Austrian Embassy in the Turkish capital.

Anadolu news agency said the shots were fired into the air from a white car and security forces briefly closed down roads near the embassy in Ankara. According to the agency, crime scene investigators found many shell casings overnight.

The private Ihlas news agency said the incident happened around midnight and police were searching for the car. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

It is unclear if the embassy was the target. All was normal in the area Sunday morning.

In August, three bullets hit the gate and reinforced window outside the United States Embassy in Ankara in a drive-by shooting.

No one was injured. The US embassy is located on the same boulevard as the Austrian, about 130 meters (427 feet) away.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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