Shooting at Turkish university leaves 4 people dead; attacker arrested


Osmangazi University's head, Hasan Gonen, said in a statement, "Volkan B. first went to the room of the faculty dean, who was not there, and then shot the faculty secretary".

Four people were killed today in a shooting at the Osmangazi University in Turkey's northwestern province of Eskisehir, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.

The gunman's motive is not clear but police are now questioning him.

"In this unfortunate event, vice dean Mikail Yalcin, faculty secretary Fatih Ozmutlu, teaching faculty Serdar Caglak and researcher Yasir Armagan lost their lives". An Anadolu reporter told broadcaster CNN Turk the gunman had surrendered and did not try to escape.

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Other reports said the attacker had upset colleagues by alleging they were members of the group blamed for the failed 2016 coup in Turkey.

Eskisehir, a city of almost one million, is on the railway line between Ankara and Istanbul and has rarely been the scene of any kind of violent attack. Television pictures showed people gathering outside the university's main entrance while many ambulances were sent to the area.

A connection between Thursday's shooting and extremist activity has not been established.