Crime within a family for property issues in Tirana leads to two deaths

Crime within a family for property issues in Tirana leads to two deaths

Tirana, April 3, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

A double crime happened today in Tirana, after a man opened fire against his nephew and then killed himself.

The crime took place today in Mullet, a few kilometers from Tirana, IBNA reports.

Besim Hoxha, 65 years of age, has grabbed a shotgun and opened fire against his 20 year old nephew, Hasan Hoxha. As a result, the nephew was immediately rushed to hospital.

Immediately after shooting on his nephew, the uncle also shot himself. Although he was rushed to hospital, like his nephew, neither of them could survive to the wounds and died in hospital.

Police sources say that the cause for the double crime relates to a conflict between the uncle and nephew on a property issue.

Property conflicts have often turned into tragedies in Albania. Fire weapons, which many people have in their homes since the unrest of 1997, encourage people to settle accounts through the power of fire. /ibna/