Turkey: Young woman pedestrian "accidentally" killed by the police
A young woman was killed by the police on Monday in Istanbul as police officers allegedly fired on some suspects who did not comply with the police's stop warning, according to a report by Turkish news agency DHA.
Eighteen-year-old Zuhal Ebrar Yildiz, who was visiting a relative in the neighborhood, received two bullet wounds in the incident and was taken to the hospital for treatment, but could not be saved, DHA said.
Istanbul Governor's Office said in a written statement that the young woman was "accidentally shot."
The statement read:
"Our security forces in pursuit of two suspects fired on suspects, who tried to run away on stolen and unplated motorcycles, to stop them. A pedestrian named Zuhal Ebrar Yildiz, was accidentally wounded as our security forces opened fire."
The Governor's Office said that two police officers were detained after the incident and the pursuit for capturing the suspects continue.