Soldier shot dead in Armenia, investgation under way

Private of the Armenian Armed Forces, Lance Sergeant Gagik Mesropyan (born in 1997), was wounded in one of the military units at about 08:40 this morning and succumbed to wounds on the way to hospital, the Investigative Committee reports.

The death is believed to be caused by the breach of rules for handling weapons.

A criminal case has been instigated, investigation into the details of the incident is under way.

The Defense Ministry has issued a statement, offering condolences to the soldiers family and friends.

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