Groom shot in the penis night before his wedding

Groom shot in the penis night before his wedding
08 Nov
2017

An Egyptian man has been left seriously injured on the day of his wedding after he was accidentally shot in the genitals during his stag do.

The 28-year-old, named only as Osman Al-A., was enjoying his last night as an unmarried man when one of the guests fired a weapon in celebration.

The groom-to-be was hit in the penis, thigh and hand, and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

'Initial interrogations revealed that a 26-year-old man who was attending the party, fired celebratory gunshots and accidentally hit the groom," police told local news according to Stepfeed.

The guest, who had fled the scene, was later arrested.

It is not known if the groom was able to attend his own wedding or if the big day had to be called off.

This is only the most recent tragedy involving weapons fired in celebration in Egypt.

Last month, a 14-year-old boy was shot dead during a wedding in the city of El Hamool in northern Egypt's Kafr El Sheikh region.

Video footage form the incident shows one of the wedding guests walking into a stage with a gun during the festivities, but he loses control of the weapon and fires it downwards, hitting the boy.

Celebratory gunfire are seen as traditional at weddings in Arab and Middle Eastern countries despite it being illegal.

A number of governments have attempted to crackdown on the practice over the years.

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