BEIRUT: A Malaysian journalist was accidentally shot by her Lebanese friend in the Chouf, east of Lebanon, the embassy confirmed Sunday.
The preliminary police report indicated that Claudia Theophilus, 42, was accidentally shot at her friend’s house in Baaklin when “they were playing with a rifle,” at 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
The friend is still in police custody.
The embassy has contacted her family to arrange for the repatriation of the body of Theophilus, who is a producer at Al-Jazeera English.
She arrived to Lebanon on Jan. 28 on vacation.