YEREVAN, February 1 (RIA Novosti) - Armenian presidential candidate Paruir Airikyan was hospitalized with a gun wound in his shoulder after he was assaulted on late Thursday night, Armenian police press service said on Friday.
The press service said Airikyan, the leader of the National Self-Determination political party, was attacked on one of the streets of the Armenian capital of Yerevan. The service did not give any further details.
Doctors from the Gregory the Illuminator hospital, where Airikyan was taken, said he was in a stable condition and his life was not in danger.
Chief of Armenian Police Vladimir Gasparyan arrived at the scene of the incident, where investigators currently gather evidence.
Armenia will be holding presidential election on February 18 with seven candidates running for the post of the country’s leader.