LIMASSOL – A 32 year old man shot and killed his 27 year old estranged wife and injured their 10 year old daughter before taking his own life.
The tragic incident took place in Limassol around 10.00 pm on Monday. The man is reported to have turned an army issued G3 rifle against his estranged wife at the home of the woman’s parents where she has been living with their three children aged 10, six and three months since they separated a few months ago. He then shot himself in the head. The woman suffered multiple shot wounds.
One of the couple’s three children, the 10 year old, was injured in the hand by the shooting and taken to the hospital where she has been operated on. She is reported to be out of danger.
Relatives of the woman said that the gun had been confiscated after they complained of his violent behaviour, but that it was returned to him by police a few days ago.
A police spokesman said it would investigate the issue.