KIEV (Sputnik) — The police chief of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev said Thursday that a Russian former lawmaker may have been the person reportedly shot and killed in central Kiev.
"Yes, I can confirm that," Andriy Grishchenko said when asked whether ex-State Duma lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was the fatally shot victim.
He also added that the suspect was wounded and has been detained.
"The killer is under protection, he is given priority medical assistance," Andriy Grishchenko told reporters, saying he does not know what condition he shooter is in.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said earlier in the day that there were killed and wounded in the shooting near Premier Palace Hotel in Kiev.