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Celebratory gunfire kills groom

2012-08-22 17:12

Kuwait City - An excited friend of a Kuwaiti bridegroom killed him during his wedding with a stray bullet as he charged his gun to fire into the air in celebration, a local daily reported on Wednesday.

The man who turned himself in after the incident "fired a bullet by mistake when he was charging his gun", Al-Qabas daily said, adding that the bullet hit the groom and killed him.

He told police that it was all a mistake and that he was shocked by the bullet coming out and penetrating the back of his friend, turning the wedding into a funeral.

The incident took place in the village of Salibiya, in the tribal Jahra province, highlighting the problem of the availability of personal weapons among tribesmen in the oil-rich Gulf emirate.

Celebratory gunfire is common among the tribes although the use of personal weapons is banned.

Comments
  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-08-22 20:24

    Will he go to jail now? their system is so archaic and uncivilized wonder what will happen to him, maybe they will just behead him for fun

  • craig.lowe.3572 - 2012-08-23 09:41

    Idiot ! ! !

  • melody.clarke.18 - 2012-08-23 09:47

    That is a good way to get out of a arrange marriage. !!

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