Lebanon News

Two killed in car chase south of Beirut: report

Traffic forms after a road incident on the Khaldeh highway, south of Beirut, Lebanon, on June 15, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: A Palestinian man shot dead Sunday two people and wounded another in Khaldeh, south of Beirut, and then fled the crime scene, the National News Agency reported.

The shooting, by a Palestinian identified as A. G., occurred during a car chase prompted by an earlier accident, the state-run agency reported.

Driving a pickup truck, A.G., who had a passenger in his vehicle, slammed into a Honda and then drove off.

The accident prompted the Honda driver to seek the assistance of two passersby, a young man and woman, and later a pursuit of A.G. in a separate vehicle.

During the car chase, A.G. opened fired on his pursuers, killing the passersby, the NNA said.

A.G., according to the agency, also opened fire on the passenger in the pickup truck and wounded him.

The shooter then fled the scene of the crime, the NNA said.





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