Six Killed, Including Shooter, In Shooting Spree In Georgia

A former Georgian soldier has opened fire from his balcony, killing five people, including a police officer, and injuring five others in the eastern town of Sagarejo. The Interior Ministry said on January 20 that the incident occurred overnight, and that the shooter killed himself. Local media identified the man as Nodar Atuashvili, born in 1974, who served in Georgia's armed forces between 2006 and 2021. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Georgian Service, click here.