Tensions in Bir al-Abed as Personal Dispute Erupts into Gunfireإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A personal dispute between a building janitor and members of the al-Meqdad clan erupted into gunfire on Friday in the al-Meqdad neighborhood near al-Msharrafiyeh, state-run National News Agency reported.
The janitor opened fire from his pistol, which left Mohammed al-Meqdad and a man from al-Ashhab family critically wounded.
Earlier, MTV said two people were killed in the incident as al-Jadeed television said one person was killed and another was wounded.
“The Hadi Nasrallah Highway was closed near al-Zaghloul Restaurant as the army sent reinforcements to the area,” al-Jadeed said.
Security forces have launched a probe and are pursuing the shooter, NNA said.