Donetsk, Dec 27 — DAN. A family of eight including four children was shot and killed in Makeyevka on Sunday night, town administration head Vladislav Klyucharov told the Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.

“A very bad situation occurred at 22:55 yesterday; all emergencies services are working on it; a family was shot dead and a car was stolen, ” Klyucharov said adding that the search for the attacker was underway.

“Emergency services will make no comments until they have found out what really happened. The tragedy occurred in the frontline Chervonogvardeisky district. Four adults and four children were shot dead,” he said.

The attacker supposedly used an automatic weapon, Russia’s TASS news agency reported on Monday.*jk