In a murder-suicide that took place on a city street, former Austrian international Volkan Kahraman was killed by gunshots.
During his career, which included stints in Turkey and Greece in addition to his own country, Kahraman was awarded three caps for Unsere Burschen, the German national team. In addition to playing for Dutch clubs Feyenoord and Execelsior, he was a part of the league and cup double-winning side for his local club, Austria Vienna, in Austria. After hanging up his cleats in 2009, he immediately transitioned into management, and then a few years later he entered local politics. However, it has come to light that Kahraman was sadly killed by a gunshot on Wednesday outside of a pub in the city of Vienna, the capital of Austria, after getting into an altercation with a former business colleague.
After then, it appears that the presumed killer turned the pistol on himself. “We were summoned at the site at around 11.40am, but every attempt at resuscitation proved useless,” said Daniel Furst, a spokesman for the Austrian police force, which has now begun an inquiry into the event.
The 43-year-former old’s club, Austria Vienna, has paid homage to him and is grieving his passing at this time.
“Volkan Kahraman passed away today, on Wednesday, at the young age of 43.” The former midfielder spent several years playing for Austria’s junior squad before making the move to the Netherlands in 1995, according to a statement released by the club. “After several periods in Turkey, Kahraman returned to Vienna favourites in the winter of 2003. He played eight competitive games the following spring and won the double with the violets. Kahraman then spent the next winter in Turkey. The three-time member of the Austrian national team was most recently employed as a coach and athletic director in the lower house of Vienna.
“Austria Wien sends our deepest condolences to all who have lost a loved one, especially his family and close friends. Rest in peace Volkan.” Kahraman was a former midfielder who played for Excelsior from 1998 to 2002. During that time, he was there on loan for two years. Excelsior has expressed their sorrow over Kahraman’s passing.
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