Hüseyin Tüccar / Bursa, Nov 9 () - A Turkish intelligence official has killed himself after he shot dead his daughter and injured his wife in the northwestern province of Bursa.
Kenan Şen, 45, a Turkish National Intelligence (MİT) official who was nearing retirement, committed suicide early Nov. 9 after he shot dead his daughter Eda Şen, 10, and injured his wife, Seçil Şen, shooting the 37-year-old woman in the head in Bursa’s Gemlik district.
Şen’s wife was taken to the intensive care unit of Bursa Public Hospital and was reported to be in serious condition.
The intelligence official was reported to have filed a petition with MİT to retire after he was appointed to a post in the Aegean province of İzmir from the eastern province of Erzurum.
“We woke up around 2 a.m. when we heard a noise. I saw blood on the ground. I checked if my daughter was home, but she was not. I saw my daughter when I pulled her from under my son-in-law. She was breathing. I wanted to save my granddaughter, but I figured she was dead” said Osman Sever, the father of Seçil Şen, told reporters on the way to the police station to provide testimony on Nov. 9.
Şen came to Sever’s home around 15 days ago with his wife and daughter following his reassignment, Sever added. “They were going to move here.”
The police confiscated Şen’s pistol and psychiatric drugs he allegedly used regularly.
“This depression has devastated me,” a relative of Şen quoted him as saying before the shooting.