A yet-to-be properly identified man has reportedly killed a bride, Mahvash Leghaei, 24, on her wedding day while performing a local nomad tradition in Iran’s Firuzabad City.
The 36-year-old shooter
who is believed to be a cousin of the groom had fired an unlicensed high-powered hunting rifle.
It was gathered that the bullet went straight through Leghaei’s skull as well as injuring two male guests at the event.
Police spokesman, Colonel Mehdi Jokar when contacted said:
“We had an emergency call of a shooting at a wedding hall in Firuzabad city and officers were dispatched immediately.
“The officers discovered that somebody had fired shots with a hunting rifle as part of the local nomad tradition, but unfortunately because of the crowds and the person’s poor control of the weapon, he managed to shoot three people, two men and the bride.
“The shooter then fled the area but police located the man still carrying the unlicensed hunting rifle that had been fired at the wedding.”
The report noted that two bullets were fired. The first without incident, and the second hitting the bride in the head.
Jokar maintained the bride was placed in a coma and later died, while two other male victims were seriously injured.
“Naturally any disturbance of public order like this crosses the red line with the police need to act, and people need to know that to create a safe community shooting is banned at weddings.
“We will take tough action against anybody found to be breaking this rule,” police spokesman said.
The victim’s family, however, explained that her organs were donated and they have helped three people.