Man killed by celebratory gunfire in Gaza
Published Sunday 24/06/2012 (updated) 25/06/2012 20:26
Hamas militants celebrate in the street in Gaza City after Muhammad
Mursi was declared Egypt's president on June 24.
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday by shots fired to celebrate the victory of Muslim Brother Muhammad Mursi in Egypt's presidential elections.
Mohammad Qishta was killed and five others were injured by the celebratory gunfire, including two girls who sustained serious injuries, Gaza's Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an.
It is customary for men to fire gunshots into the air during celebrations in the Middle East. Palestinian security services have repeatedly warned the public not to use weapons or fireworks during celebrations to avoid tragedies.