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Politician’s three-year-old son is shot dead as assassins open fire on Kiev city councillor’s car


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Politician’s three-year-old son is shot dead as assassins open fire on Kiev city councillor’s Range Rover

  • Vyacheslav Sobolev was behind the wheel of his Range Rover on Sunday night
  • Unknown gunmen opened fire on the car in the city centre killing his son 
  • The assassins are believed to have fled the scene in a Lexus sedan
  • Sobolev is also a businessman and has headed the state energy company 

A politician’s three-year-old son was tonight shot dead when assassins opened fire on the Kiev city councillor’s Range Rover.

Vyacheslav Sobolev, who is also a businessman, was at the wheel of the 4×4 when unknown gunmen opened fire in the city centre on Sunday evening, police sources said.

The attackers attempted to shoot Sobolev through the driver’s side window but it was his young son who was hit. The boy died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, local media reported. 

The gunmen are believed to have fled the scene in a Lexus sedan.  

Vyacheslav Sobolev, a businessman and Kiev city councillor, was at the wheel of the 4×4 when unknown gunmen opened fire in the city centre, police sources said

Forensics teams examine a bullet hole in the driver's side window on Sunday evening

Forensics teams examine a bullet hole in the driver’s side window on Sunday evening

The three-year-old was the youngest son of the married father of five. 

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has not identified the owner of the vehicle or the identity of the victim. 

‘As a result of a gunshot wound, a child died in a car ambulance on the way to hospital,’ Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said on Facebook.

Sobolev is an businessman from Donetsk, a flashpoint of pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine.

Police officers examine the interior of the Range Rover on Sunday night, the top right corner of the driver's side window is cracked with a hole through it

Police officers examine the interior of the Range Rover on Sunday night, the top right corner of the driver’s side window is cracked with a hole through it

In 2010-2011 he was an executive at Ukraine’s state energy company Naftogaz.

There have been several murders of well-known figures on the streets of Kiev since Russia annexed Crimea and a pro-Moscow rebellion flared up in east Ukraine in 2014.

Pavel Sheremet, a Belarussian journalist known for his criticism of his home country’s leadership and his friendship with the slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was killed in a car bomb in Kiev in 2016.

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