Suspects arrested, charged for shooting that left two dead, one injured in Svaneti

One of the suspects has a criminal record. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 03 Jan 2023 - 11:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with a shooting incident that left two people dead and one injured in north-western Georgia’s Svaneti region on Sunday.

The Interior Ministry on Tuesday said the individuals had been arrested following the incident in Mestia municipality, which local media reported to have followed a dispute between those involved.

One of the two suspects involved in the shooting - which took place in the village of Etseri during New Year’s Eve celebrations - has a criminal record, the Ministry also confirmed. 

Charged with premeditated murder, the two face 10 to 15 years in prison if found guilty.