13:41 May. 16, 2016
Criminals fled the crime scene
On late May 15, two unidentified men opened fire at a Lexus car in the resort area of Ukraine's Black Sea port city of Odesa.
Two attackers who were armed with automatic guns fled the crime scene in a dark-coloured car.
"Following the attack, a human rights defender was murdered - said police officials. - An investigative team is working on the scene. The interception plan launched."
According to sources in law enforcement agencies, the killed person is a lawyer who allegedly was well known in the city and worked for the legal holding which, among other things, provided legal assistance to foreigners doing business in the Odesa region.
According to unofficial sources, Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) and Prosecutor's Office forces are involved in searching for killers. The victim is said to head a major law firm to be a well-known volunteer who helped the Ukrainian army. A few hours before the gang men killed the lawyer, a car with weapon was discovered not far from the crime scene.
Since residents of nearby neighbourhoods did not hear gunshots, law enforcement officers are inclined to say that the criminals used guns with a silencer.