A bride in Azezo Teda, Central Gonder Zone has been killed yesterday February 25, 2019, by a stray bullet after a member of her wedding party opened fire to celebrate the occasion, Amhara Mass Media Agency reports today.
Parents, relatives, friends were attending the party and expressing their happiness to the bride, suddenly the wedding turns in to tragedy when the bride was shot.
A team of police and Security members sent to the area for investigation, said Gebreyesus Wonmdimu, Gonder City Administration, Security affairs deputy head.
According to the report, the incident happened due to wrong and unlawful firearm handling.
As per the new regulation, which is introduced a week ago it is not allowed to carry a firearm, individually or in a group in this area, the accident happened due to failure to respect the restriction, Gebreyesus told AMMA.
Firing weapons in the air at weddings and other festivities is a common celebration across the area.
The report didn’t mention whether there is another injured person or not.