2 detained after shooting near Austrian Embassy in Turkey

November 25, 2018
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Austrian Embassy is seen on the main Ataturk Boulevard in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Sunday that shots were fired into the air from a white car near the embassy in the Turkish capital around midnight and security forces briefly closed down roads. There were no reports of damage or injuries. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities detained two people following a drive-by shooting near the Austrian Embassy in capital Ankara early Sunday.

The governor’s office said in a statement the two suspects were detained and their weapon confiscated. It said the suspects were thought to be under the influence of alcohol after having drunk late into the night.

The governor’s office said the suspects shot into the air from a moving car near the Austrian Embassy at 0400 am (0100 GMT). There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Official Anadolu news agency said they were in a white car and security forces briefly closed down roads near the embassy in Ankara. According to the agency, crime scene investigators found many shell casings overnight.

Video from the night showed police at the scene and numerous police cars.

It is unclear if the embassy was the target. All was normal in the area Sunday morning.

In August, three bullets hit the gate and reinforced window outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara in a drive-by shooting. No one was injured. The U.S. embassy is located on the same boulevard as the Austrian one, about 130 meters (427 feet) away.

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