x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Shooting in Al Ain, two dead

Police continue to search for the gunman after two Omani men were found shot and killed in their car.

AL AIN // Two Omani men were shot and killed in Al Ain this afternoon near a police station in a residential area.

The men were found dead in a vehicle with a Qatar number plate, according to the director of Al Ain Police, Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al-Amimi, who released a statement just after 5pm.

The statement said the shootings took place after a collision between two cars and that their investigation was continuing. The killers were still on the loose, the statement said, and it was not yet clear how many suspects were involved.

The incident took place in the Al Jimi area of the city, very near to Al Jimi Police Station.

Police are continuing to search for the other people involved and said more details would be released soon.

News of the killing quickly spread on Twitter. Ahmad Saleh said: “Al-Ain isnt safe any more, shooting, killing, and crime scene ... guys be careful”.

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