In Sofia, Bulgaria on Saturday, January 19th, Ahmed Dogan was delivering a speech at the podium when a gunman rushed the stage and attempted to assassinate him. 58-year-old Dogan is the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms and was in the middle of his speech when 25-year-old Bulgarian national Oktai Enimehmedov rushed the stage and pointed a gun at Dogan's head.
The weapon used was a gas pistol, and while it's not a lethal weapon from afar, at close range the injuries it can inflict could be life threatening. However, from the looks of the video it appears as though the gun was either on safety when the gunman tried to pull the trigger, or it simply jammed, for he had to lower the gun quickly to try and remedy the problem in order to shoot his target. Even though Dogan is 58, he was scrappy, as he charged at his assailant before he could fix his gun, which knocked the shooter back so that the many officials in attendance could tackle him.
While on the ground, the shooter sustained a serious beatdown from several politicians and security members present. He was later taken to the hospital, but the severity of the injuries the shooter sustained from the beating are unknown. Apparently he had a past history of criminal activity, from drug possession to robberies and other criminal acts.
Check out the wild footage above.