Ambulance. Photo:

05 January 2019, 17:31

Boy wounded in Derbent dies

The three-year-old child, who received a gunshot wound on the New Year's Eve, has died today in a Derbent hospital.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the three-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in Derbent with a gunshot wound after the New Year's fireworks on January 1. An unidentified person opened fire from a combat firearm, and a bullet hit the child's head.

The boy died today at about 11 a.m., his family told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. According to their story, he died without regaining consciousness; and the bullet extraction surgery was not made. The boy was hit by a stray bullet, when he was watching the fireworks from the balcony, said his relatives.

The boy's death was confirmed by the Republic's Ministry of Public Health. "Despite all the doctors' efforts, they couldn't save him. The bullet touched the most vital brain structures; the wound was incompatible with life," Zalina Murtazalieva, the spokesperson of the Ministry, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 5, 2019 at 01:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Patimat Makhmudova; Source: CK correspondent

All news

November 18, 2019 18:35

  • Man accused of Ibragim Eldjarkiev's murder arrested in absentia

    In Moscow, a court pronounced a decision to arrest Kureish Kartoev, a native of Ingushetia, who was put on the wanted list for the murder of Ibragim Eldjarkiev, the chief of the Ingush Centre for Combating Extremism (CCE, also known as Centre "E"), and his brother. This has been reported today by the court.

November 18, 2019 18:23

November 18, 2019 14:42

November 18, 2019 14:27

  • US and EU react to protests in Tbilisi

    On November 17, in their joint statement, the EU Delegation and the US Embassy to Georgia called on supporters of the opposition, involved in protests, and the Georgian government to retract political confrontation and to start a calm and respectful dialogue.

November 18, 2019 14:13

News archive