Waiter Shoots Colleague Dead In Row Over Tablecloths

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a furious waiter shoots one of his colleagues dead in the middle of the street in Istanbul at point-blank range after they had an argument over who would change the tablecloths.

The startling incident occurred in the Etiler neighbourhood of Besiktas district in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul and was captured by a CCTV camera.

In the video, a Syrian waiter named in reports as M.C.G., 25, can be seen walking down the street with a friend.

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The pair then turn around and M.C.G. appears to pull a pistol out of his pocket before walking up to another two men walking behind them.

The gunman then opens fire without hesitation, hitting a 25-year-old Syrian national named as Z.H. in the head at point-blank range.

Z.H. falls to the ground and the gunman shoots at him again before appearing to threaten the victim’s friend with the gun.

Local media report the suspect and the victim both work in the same restaurant and had been arguing over changing the table cloths.

Reports state M.C.G. then argued with two other waiters from the restaurant named as M.H. and V.A. 200 metres from the scene of the first shooting before he opened fire on them and fled the scene.

The emergency services were called and paramedics took M.H. and V.A. took a local hospital. V.A. is reportedly in a critical condition while Z.H. was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators managed to identify the licence plate of the taxi M.C.G. fled the scene in and later found him in the vehicle.

He was taken to a police station before being transferred to a court where he was found guilty and sent to jail to await sentencing.