Lebanese wedding guest loses control of firearm, shoots several by-standers

MENA

Published: 2017-07-02 19:07

Last Updated: 2017-07-03 20:34


Jordanian authorities have issued a warning against bringing arms to weddings. (Youtube screengrab)
Jordanian authorities have issued a warning against bringing arms to weddings. (Youtube screengrab)
Roya News Source

A video from a wedding in the Lebanese province of Mount Lebanon in circulation in local media, depicting a guest shooting a firearm in celebration with one hand and accidentally hitting a number of bystanders.

The happy occasion soon turned to disaster after the man lost control of his weapon and accidentally fired shots into the wedding party, hitting a number of guests, according to Al-Jadid TV and Lebanon 24.

In a subsequent video, the surveillance cameras at Bahnas Hospital reportedly documented an attack on the hospital staff by attended to the injured. The reason for the attack is unknown.

According to local sources, one of the hospital doctors was beaten and the assailants sabotaged several hospital facilities and medical equipment.

This comes as Jordanian authorities issue a warning against bringing arms to weddings.

As Jordan embraces wedding season, and the number of celebratory events increase over the summer, a series of shootings have seen a number of people either injured or killed.

In response, the Directorate of General Security has issued a memo for citizens to report any potential offenders. The reminder re-states that guns are banned from weddings, graduations or any other celebratory event, to prevent any accidents from spoiling the happy occasion.