BEIRUT: George Fawaz was shot dead, and his wife Mona wounded by an unknown assailant in their residence in Shayleh, Kesrouan, late Wednesday, the National News Agency reported. Mona was in critical condition when taken to the nearby Ajaltoun Hospital. Security forces arrived at the crime scene and started a probe. Police said the assailant had used a hunting rifle, but the motive remains unclear.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 20, 2012, on page 4.