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Sagarejo shooting

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Sagarejo shooting
LocationSagarejo, Kakheti, Georgia
Date20 January 2023 (2023-01-20)
Attack type
Mass murder, mass shooting, murder–suicide
Deaths6 (including the perpetrator)
Injured5
PerpetratorNodar Atuashvili
MotiveUnder investigation

On 20 January 2023, a man opened fire from his apartment balcony in Sagarejo, Kakheti, Georgia, killing four people and wounding five more. As police officers responded to the shooting, he opened fire again, killing an officer before he turned the gun on himself.[1]

The perpetrator was identified as Nodar Atuashvili. He was a military veteran who served in the Defence Forces of Georgia from 2006 to 2021.[2]

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Mass shooting

Mass shooting

A mass shooting is a crime in which an attacker kills or injures multiple individuals simultaneously using a firearm. There is a lack of consensus on what constitutes a mass shooting, but most definitions include a minimum of three or four victims of gun violence, not including the shooter, in a short period of time. Definitions of mass shootings exclude warfare and often exclude instances of gang violence, armed robberies, and familicides.

Sagarejo

Sagarejo

Sagarejo is a town in Kakheti, Georgia. It is situated 58 kilometres (36 mi) east of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, and has the population of 10,871. It serves as an administrative center of Sagarejo district.

Kakheti

Kakheti

Kakheti is a region (mkhare) formed in the 1990s in eastern Georgia from the historical province of Kakheti and the small, mountainous province of Tusheti. Telavi is its capital. The region comprises eight administrative districts: Telavi, Gurjaani, Qvareli, Sagarejo, Dedoplistsqaro, Signagi, Lagodekhi and Akhmeta. Kakheti is bordered by the Russian Federation with the adjacent subdivisions, the country of Azerbaijan to the southeast, and with the regions of Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Kvemo Kartli to the west. Kakheti has a strong linguistic and cultural identity, since its ethnographic subgroup of Kakhetians speak the Kakhetian dialect of Georgian.

Georgia (country)

Georgia (country)

Georgia is a transcontinental country at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is part of the Caucasus region, bounded by the Black Sea to the west, by Russia to the north and northeast, by Turkey to the southwest, by Armenia to the south, and by Azerbaijan to the southeast. The country covers an area of 69,700 square kilometres (26,900 sq mi), and has a population of 3.7 million people. Tbilisi is its capital as well as its largest city, home to roughly a third of the Georgian population.

Murder–suicide

Murder–suicide

A murder-suicide is an act in which an individual kills one or more persons either before or while killing themselves. The combination of murder and suicide can take various forms:Murder linked with suicide of a person with a homicidal ideation Murder which entails suicide, such as suicide bombing or the deliberate crash of a vehicle carrying the perpetrator and others Murder of an officer or bystander during the act of suicide by cop Suicide after murder to escape criminal punishment(s) Suicide after murder as a form of self-punishment due to guilt Suicide before or after murder by proxy Suicide after or during murder inflicted by others Murder to receive a death sentence willfully Joint suicide in the form of killing the other with consent, and then killing oneself

Defence Forces of Georgia

Defence Forces of Georgia

The Defence Forces of Georgia, or Georgian Defence Forces (GDF), are the combined military forces of Georgia, tasked with the defense of the nation's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. They consist of the Land Force, Air Force, National Guard, and Special Operations Forces. The Defence Forces are under overall leadership of the Minister of Defence of Georgia and directly headed by the Chief of Defence Forces.

Veteran

Veteran

A veteran is a person who has significant experience and expertise in a particular occupation or field. A military veteran is a person who is no longer in a military.

Source: "Sagarejo shooting", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagarejo_shooting.

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References
  1. ^ "6 dead, including police officer and suspect, after shooting in Georgia". Global News. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Six Killed, Including Shooter, In Shooting Spree In Georgia". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 20 January 2023.

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