Trending gun shooting video did NOT originate in Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2018-04-04 09:59

Last Updated: 2018-04-04 10:23


The PSD warned citizens against sharing such videos without confirming their origin. (Kotaku)
The PSD warned citizens against sharing such videos without confirming their origin. (Kotaku)
Roya News Source

A video circulated on social media on Tuesday of a group of people heavily firing live ammunition in the street and injuring several passersby in the process.

Jordanians were adamant that the incident took place in the Kingdom, however, a security source at the Public Security Directorate (PSD) vehemently dismissed their suspicions, noting that the video was taken in a neighbouring country.

The PSD warned citizens against sharing such videos without confirming their origin.

Jordan prides itself on being the “Land of Security and Stability,” and sharing videos of this sort will only spread false and unnecessary fear amongst the country’s residents.

Last year the government continued its mission to clamp down on the use of guns at celebratory events.

In May 2015, the PSD issued a memo for citizens to report any potential offenders. The memo was a reminder which re-stated that guns are banned from weddings, graduations or any other celebratory event, to prevent any accidents from spoiling the happy occasion.