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Conflict Incident Report

Celebratory gunfire kills 88-year-old man

Date of incident: 
June 29, 2017
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

An 88-year-old man in Baalbeck was killed by celebratory gunfire after shooting erupted to mark the announcement of the Lebanese Brevet exam results, despite previous warnings from lawmakers and security forces against random gunfire. The man, Hussein Jamalledine, was hit by a stray bullet and rushed to the Dar al-Hikmah Hospital. He succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. 

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.