banquet hallThe festivities of a wedding in Riyadh took a tragic turn when the mother of the bridegroom was accidentally killed by her nephew.

The groom’s cousin entered the women’s hall, along with his mother and aunt (the groom’s mother) to fire shots in the air as part of the wedding celebrations.

The heavy celebratory firing caused panic among guests, and the groom’s mother approached her nephew to stop the firing. However, the man continued with the revelry and kept on firing shots in the air. The mother of the groom was tragically shot by one of the stray bullets during her attempt to take away the gun from her nephew. She was subsequently rushed to the nearest hospital, but died soon after reaching the hospital.

Akhbaar24 news reported that the nephew admitted his crime to the police and is awaiting a decision from the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution.