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2020-06-04T07:23:30+00:00

South Sudan: 5 killed in shooting committed by relative of President Kiir

South Sudan: 5 killed in shooting committed by relative of President Kiir
Press Statement of the Office of the President of the Republic of South Sudan Credit: via Twitter @EyeRadioJuba & Republic of South Sudan

A gunman shot and killed five people in Juba, South Sudan, on Wednesday morning. President Kiir's secretary Ateny Wek Ateny said the president is "saddened about the shooting incident". The president's office issued a statement shortly after in which they wrote that the gunman was not his son but a distance cousin of the President named Lual Akook Wol Kiir. After the shooting, protests and riots started in Juba suburb Shirikaat. 

The office said that the perpetrator "has been arrested by authorities and is under close monitor in hospital, in a critical condition."

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