ANKARA, Turkey – A man and two of his sons opened fire at random in an eastern Turkish village Tuesday, killing six people and wounding seven others, an official said.
The assailants fired their shotguns on their neighbors in the village of Karaali, said Muammer Musmal, governor of Elazig province. Three of the wounded were in critical condition, he said.
The motive of the attack was not clear but the governor said the assailants were said to be mentally disturbed.
"We have information that these people had some psychological problems," Musmal said. "They had threatened to kill all villagers and also expressed fear that the villagers could kill them as well."
All three assailants fled after the attack, Musmal said.
Paramilitary forces were interrogating the man's third son, a 14-year-old, who was detained at home. It was not clear whether he was involved in the attack, Musmal said.