Gang Shoots Phone Worker Because Of Faulty Number

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a gang of thugs beat up a worker at a phone shop and shoot him in the leg because one of their phone numbers was not working.

The incident happened in the Atasehir district of Istanbul, Turkey when a gang of thus walked into a GSM operator shop after they had bought a SIM card from the shop two days earlier.

Local media report the number did not activate in the two days after its purchase and so the gang called the worker, named in reports as A.Y.

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The phone conversation is said to have become an argument and the gang then went to the shop.

In the video, tow men can be seen attacking A.Y. behind the counter, with one of them throwing a punch which narrowly misses. 

The worker covers his head for protection but another member of the gang, standing on the other side of the counter, pulls out a gun and shoots A.Y. in the leg.

One of the gang then kicks the worker as he is down before an onlooker comes to help the injured man.

Local media report A.Y. was taken to a nearby hospital while the attackers ran away. 

The police were called and investigators managed to identify and locate the five alleged attackers who were detained along with the gun reportedly used in the attack. All of the suspects were referred to court after the procedures at the police station, and the suspect who used the gun was found guilty and sent to jail.

In the Turkish legal system, suspects appear in court shortly after arrest and a verdict is often reached very quickly although sentencing can take longer.

There are no updates on the victim’s condition.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.