CAIRO: Egyptian media reports mentioned the details of a pool hall shooting and affirmed that “bearded men” are behind the incident that left four seriously injured in Giza’s Haram area on Friday.
Four young men were shot in the arm and chest during a game of pool when three men came inside the game room and asked the young men to stop playing and “do something useful.”
Eyewitnesses reported that the men told them what they were doing was “haram,” or forbidden, in Islam.
When a young kid replied rudely to the men, they came back a few minutes later and opened fire. Eyewitnesses said at least 15 people took part in the attack. They used live ammunition and rubber bullets.
The injured are between 14- and 22-years-old.
They reported that the men beat and assaulted the injured after they fell to the ground.
“I did not imagine he would continue to hit me with his foot on my head after I fell,” one injured kid told the media on Sunday.
Another eyewitness said they tried to call for help, but the police ignored their pleas and did not show up until the people took the injured to the hospital.