Saudi Shootout: 3 Security Men, 1 Citizen Injured

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Three security men were injured in a shootout with a Saudi gunman, in his forties, on Friday, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Madinah Region Police spokesman as stating Friday.

The shootout ensued following a chase, which the man outran to escape to his residence and barricade himself before firing at the security men.

Earlier, the security patrols in the region received a report at noon of a man firing at a Toyota “Innova” van, with a bullet going through the rear windshield.

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The gunman then ran over the motorist, who had got down from his vehicle to confront the gunman. The suspect fled the scene.

The security patrols pursued the suspected shooter, who barricaded himself in his residence in Taibah District and started. After a brief standoff, the security personnel stormed the house and arrested him.

Three security men were injured. They were rushed to the hospital.

The pertinent authorities are investigating the shooter to determine his motives and take the necessary measures against him.

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