Financial Dispute Leaves One Dead in Hay al-Sellom

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One person was killed Friday in a personal dispute in the Beirut southern suburb of Hay al-Sellom, which prompted the army's intervention.

“A man from the Ajami family was killed in a personal dispute between him and a man from the Zgheib family over the payment of a sum of money,” MTV reported.

It said the clash broke out near the Sleih gas station in Hay al-Sellom.

Later on Friday, state-run National News Agency identified the young man who was killed as Mohammed Ajami.

“A dispute erupted between a man from the Zgheib family and another from the Sawwan family. The latter then returned with a number of young men in a bid to storm Mohammed Zgheib's shop,” NNA said.

Zgheib “opened fire in self-defense and a gunshot hit Mohammed Ajami in the chest, killing him on the spot,” the agency added.

It said the army and security forces staged patrols to bring the situation under control and pursue the shooter, who had fled the scene.

Armed clashes between families are common in Beirut's southern suburbs, which have recently witnessed clashes between the Meqdad and Nasseredine clans that left three people dead.



Comments 4
Thumb popeye 09 May 2014, 17:53

Is there an hour, a day, a week, a year that passes without the terror party and its supporters committing a crime.

Thumb liberty 10 May 2014, 02:36

If you consider the obvious to be sectarian and slander then it is your problem and your problems are no secret to anybody, mowaten. Face it, the party you are trying but miserably failing to defend is fundamentally sectarian and composed of outlaws.

Thumb EagleDawn 09 May 2014, 18:23

a mere dispute over a hunting trip

Missing peace 09 May 2014, 19:51

who cares what happens there....