Jamshid Soleimani
Born ca. 1942

October 2002 (aged 60)
Mahallat, Iran

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date October 2002
Location(s) Mahallat, Iran
Killed 6
Injured 5
Weapon(s) Hunting rifle

Jamshid Soleimani (also spelled Jamshid Soleymani) was an Iranian who killed six people and wounded five others in Mahallat, Iran in October 2002. The 60-year-old opened fire with a hunting rifle when his neighbour Gholam Reza Tavakkoli arrived at his door with two law-enforcement officers to complain about noise. After killing Tavakkoli and the two officers, including conscript soldier Mehdi Sahlabadi, he went to his neighbour's home, where he shot dead a woman and her children aged 5 and 7 years. He also wounded five more people, including three police officers who tried to intervene and set fire to a car, before committing suicide by shooting himself.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


Among those killed were:

  • Gholam Reza Tavakkoli
  • Mehdi Sahlabadi, soldier
  • Unnamed policeman
  • Unnamed woman
  • Unnamed child, 7
  • Unnamed child, 5


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