Man arrested for shooting at deer from a moving vehicle had a firearm licence

The man who was fired at moving deer from a moving car in Saldus last weekend had a firearm licence, as confirmed by Latvian State Police.
On Sunday, the 10th of December, a video surfaced on social media, depicting some man firing a gun at forest animals from a car in Saldus County, Jaunlutriņi Parish Ventspils-Kuldiga-Saldus road, as reported by State Police.
Police have determined the identities of the people involved in the incident. The man seen in the video has been detained and his owned firearms were confiscated. The man does have a firearms licence.

The status of other people involved in the case will be determined during the investigation.

The police have initiated a criminal procedure in accordance with the section of the Criminal Law On Prohibited Use of General Dangerous Means, Methods, Tools or Techniques in Hunting.
In accordance with the Criminal Law, such a crime is punishable with prison sentence of up to four years or a period of probation, community service or a fine.
Police continue the investigation to determine what happened.
The incident also caught the attention of Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs. He wrote on X (formerly Twitter) that such savagery deserves the harshest punishment the law can provide. Minister of Agriculture Armands Krauze mentioned that the State Forest Service has also taken notice of the incident.
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