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Gunshot Fired At Yerevan Judge’s Office

An unknown person fired on Tuesday evening a gunshot at the window of the office of a district court judge in Yerevan.

The Armenian police were investigating the incident on Wednesday after being alerted by the judge, Tatevik Grigorian.

A police spokesman said police officers inspected the double-pane window and found a bullet stuck in between its two layers of glass. The outer glass was mostly shattered by the gunshot, he said, adding that forensic tests should shed more light on the shooting.

Grigor Bekmezian, a member of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) overseeing Armenian courts, spoke to Grigorian and called for a “comprehensive investigation” into the incident

“I understand that she is not very worried about it because she believes that in all likelihood it was an accident,” Bekmezian told . “But of course the investigation will clear that up.”

“In any case, the SJC believes that such things must be ruled out and we will strive to have an objective picture as to whether it was an accident or a deliberate act,” he said.