Turkish Interior Minister Sebahatin Öztürk has released a statement confirming that a hand made rifle was used in the attack on the Fenerbahçe team bus following the 5-1 win over Rizespor.
“According to the information at hand, we have an empty case and a rifle without a serial number, deemed to be hand-made, found 100-150 meters away [from the scene]. We don’t know how many assailants there were, but [security forces] have approximately determined the place where they were situated,” Öztürk was quoted as saying on Hürriyet Daily News.
The minister also revealed that an investigation is ongoing to find the assailant and discover if there was a security lapse.
The team bus was escorted by two security vehicles but the attacker was still able to shoot the driver o the move.
Fenerbahçe chief of security Serdal Kılıç managed to press the brakes to prevent the bus from crashing at high-speed.
The Fenerbahçe players and staff were unharmed in the attack and the driver is now reported to be in a stable condition.
Fenerbahçe players and staff were unharmed in the attack and the driver is no longer in intensive care.
Security forces provided an armed escort to Trabzon’s airport following the incident where the team and start boarded a private jet to return to Istanbul.