The president of the Georgian Rugby Union, Tornike Gogebashvili, has confirmed that one person was wounded during a shooting at its headquarters in Tbilisi.
According to Gogebashvili, who is serving as acting president, the shooting took place on Wednesday during a meeting session and that one person was wounded and another arrested for disarming a firearm.
‘Ramaz Kharazishvili [who represented Georgia in sevens] has been wounded in the leg. The injuries are not life-threatening. We called the police, all the employees of the rugby union cooperate with the law enforcers.’
According to police.ge, officers from the Vake-Saburtalo main division of the Tbilisi police department detained a suspect after on-scene investigations. A Ministry of Internal Affairs report said the individual was arrested in Mtskheta for ‘causing health damage on purpose as well as for illegal purchase-keeping and carrying of firearm’.