Horror moment groom is shot dead by stray bullet as gun-wielding guest fires shots into the air at wedding celebration | The Sun

THIS is the horror moment a groom was shot dead by a gun-wielding guest who fired shots in the air during wedding celebrations.

Shocking footage shows the guest dancing and excitingly firing in the air right before he accidentally shoots the groom in the chest.

The tragedy happened last month during pre-wedding celebrations in Jordan's Ma'an Governorate, according to Jordan News.

The groom, in his early 20s, was identified by local media as Hamza Sattam Hamed Al-Fanatsa.

He was rushed to the hospital following the shooting but later died from his injuries.

Hamza was a police officer working for the East Amman Directorate.

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Spokesperson of the Public Security Directorate, Amer Al-Sartawi said the guest was arrested and the weapon was seized.

The bride was reportedly at the beauty salon when she received the devastating news.

The wedding was planned to take place the following day.

A man who fired a gun loaded with blank bullets to celebrate his son'sschool exams was sentenced to one month in prison, according to local media.

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Authorities have banned celebratory gunfire with those who make unauthorised use of firearms or explosives facing up to three months behind bars and a £1,100 fine.

They have also promoted the "Don’t kill your happiness" campaign.

Celebratory gunfire is quite common in the Middle East as well as South Asia, Latin America and parts of the Balkans.

But it has many times ended up in tragedy with several casualties.

Last year a bride was killed at her own wedding when a stray celebratory bullet fired by a guest hit her in the head.

Mahvash Leghaei, 24, was toasting her marriage following the ceremony in Iran when the fatal shot was blasted from a high-powered hunting rifle.

While in another wedding a groom shot his pal dead by mistake after firing off a shot in celebration at his wedding.

Manish Madheshia fired the stray bullet that killed an army pal at the ceremony in northern India.

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