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.