Kuncho Angelov and Kiril Petkov were both 21-year-old conscripts, when they absconded from their military service. They went to see their grandmother. When the authorities arrived, the young men were unarmed, non-violent and tried to run away. However, the commanding officer of the military police used a Kalashnikov rifle to shoot them both dead. One was shot in the chest, the other in the back.
The dead men were both of Roma origin. After the shooting, the officer allegedly pointed his gun at a young boy and shouted, “You damn gypsies!”. None of the military police were prosecuted.