Egyptian groom ‘shot in genitals’ on wedding eve

An Egyptian bridegroom has suffered an unfortunate accident the day before he was due to get married.

At a party held on the eve of his wedding, gunshots fired to celebrate the event hit him in his leg, hand and genitals.

Police told journalists that the injured bridegroom was taken to hospital, while an investigation was launched.

A man identified as having fired the shots is reported to have fled, but was later caught and arrested by the police.

The incident has spurred online criticism of the tradition of firing guns in celebration, with some calling for it to be stopped.

  • BBC