Aldi worker is shot dead in front of horrified shoppers by crazed ex before he turns gun on himself in aisle

Aldi worker is shot dead in front of horrified shoppers by crazed ex before he turns gun on himself in aisle

AN ALDI worker has been shot dead in the supermarket in front of horrified shoppers by her crazed ex-boyfriend.

Aysel I, 38, died on the spot after a bullet directly struck her head inside the store in Frankfurt, Germany.

Jam PressAysel. 38 was shot dead by her ex-boyfriend in an Aldi store in Germany[/caption]

Jam PressThe police believe she was shot because of the bitter ending of her relationship[/caption]

Aysel was reportedly stacking shelves in the retail store when her ex-boyfriend Plamen P, 48, arrived – and began rowing with her.

Just after a few minutes, he pulled a semi-automatic gun and fired a barrage of bullets at Aysel.

Plamen then turned the gun and shot himself in front of dozens of horrified shoppers, young children, and employees.

Aysel had only been working at Aldi for a year.

Cops quickly arrived in Mörfelden-Walldorf near Frankfurt, Germany, and cordoned off the store.

Those who witnessed the bloodbath were immediately offered counselling.

The victim’s brother Altanay told local media: “He destroyed her. He didn’t leave her alone.

“She told me, ‘One day, I’ll go to work and won’t come home. He will come and kill me.’

 “She was my only sister. She was such a lively, joyful, and friendly person.

“She was a dedicated saleswoman and very popular.”

Aysel was a Bulgarian of Turkish descent but had lived in Germany for 13 years.

Plamen who was from Bulgaria as well, had been in a relationship with her.

However, Aysel broke up with him six months ago while the two were on holiday in their homeland

The police believe Plamen shot her because of the bitter ending of their relationship.

After their breakup, he allegedly began stalking her.

According to Aysel’s family and friends, she’d gone to the police on several occasions to report him.

She even hired a lawyer – and is reported to have taken out a restraining order on him.

He even turned up to her flat uninvited and choked her, it has been alleged.

Plamen was due to attend a court hearing on 15 February about the alleged assault.

Prosecutors are now investigating how Plamen obtained the gun since he did not have a firearms license.

How you can get help

Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

Always keep your phone nearby.
Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
If you are in danger, call 999.
Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.

If you are a ­victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis –

Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.

You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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