MP Pashynskyi involved in gun shooting on New Year's eve

Ukrainian member of parliament Serhii Pashynskyi has announced an incident between him and an unidentified person on a road in the Kyiv region on Dec. 31.

As reported by Censor.NET, Pashynskyi wrote of the incident on his Facebook page.

On Dec. 31 at around 5 p.m. the MP was returning home with his wife. On a road in the forest they run into a vehicle without parking lights. As Pashynskyi came out of his car to ask the other driver to turn on the lights, one of the men who were with the driver turned out to be drunk, the MP stated.

"He attacked me with a bottle in his arm and threats to kill us. I had a gun, so I made a warning shot in the air. The attacker did not stop, he hit me in my head with the bottle, and I fell down. I was only able to stop the attacker when I shot him in his leg as I was laying down," Pashynskyi wrote.

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The MP says the man was given assistance, and they called the ambulance and the police. The man has been taken to hospital.

The National Police in the Kyiv region confirmed information submitted by Pashynskyi and said to have launched an investigation into the incident.

The attacker has been identified as a 38-year-old resident of Vasylkiv district of the Kyiv region.

Censor.NET reports the man has been earlier convicted of causing trivial injury, as confirmed by the Interior Ministry.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n421862