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People shot in Aizpute are not Latvian citizens

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe people who were shot near the private clinic in Airzpute on Sunday, 30 September, are not Latvian citizens, said Chief of Criminal Police Andrejs Grišins prior to the press-briefing organized on Monday, 1 October.

The chief of criminal police did not reveal the nationality of the victims. He did not say if the victims are Russian. He only said that two of them were men and one – a woman. Grišins said the victims are middle-aged.

The chief of Criminal Police also said that all victims were staying in a guest house not far from the scene of the crime. According to him, the current state of the victims is serious but stable.

Grišins said the crime was likely committed by a group of people.

On Sunday, 30 September, a shooting took place at Vitality Academy private clinic in Aizpute County.

State Police representative Ilze Jurēvica said that three people were shot, but their injuries are not life-threatening.

Representatives of Vitality Academy have confirmed that a shooting did take place at the clinic, but not on its territory. The clinic’s work was not disrupted, however.

Representatives mentioned that no further comments can be provided because the police continue their investigation. They did nonetheless say that people in the clinic were not affected and continue their day-to-day activities.

Chairman of Aizpute County Council Juris Grasmanis said that Vitality Academy takes care of their clients – security and order are on a high level and strangers are not allowed to enter the clinic’s territory without permission.

Grasmanis adds that in light of this incident, Aizpute County’s reputation suffers. Nevertheless, it is clear those who committed the shooting are not local residents.

The head of the municipality said that the clinic’s representatives have not reached out to the municipal administration with any requests for assistance. Considering that security in this clinic is a high priority, what happened last Sunday is a very unpleasant incident, indeed.

According to information from Firmas.lv SIA Vitality Academy is owned by a French citizen. The company offers accommodation services on top of healthcare services. The company’s turnover was EUR 988,568 and losses were EUR 893,209 last year.


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