Syrian refugee shot by Turkish police

In Adana, a Syrian refugee was shot dead by a policeman on his way to work. The fatal bullet hit the victim in the heart.
Ali al-Hamdan (only 17 years old according to various media reports) was returning to his workplace, a textile studio in Seyhan district of Adana province on Monday, just after his lunch break, when he fled from a police check, according to residents. The fatal bullet hit the teenager in the back and lodged in his heart.
Supposedly, the officer that killed him stated that since he ‘looked like a kurd and ran away from the police check’, he shot immediately.
On the recordings of a resident who filmed medical rescue team with his mobile phone during resuscitation efforts, a female voice can be heard in the background saying: “The policeman ran after the boy. He didn’t stop, so he shot him – in the heart.”
Meanwhile, Mahmut Demirtaş, the governor of Adana, has also come forward and announced that the policeman who shot Ali al-Hamdan has been suspended. However, the governor spoke of a “tragic accident”. Ali al-Hamdan was meanwhile buried in Adana.

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