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Jordanian Legislator Fires Gun Over Dispute With Colleague


A Jordanian member of parliament has reportedly opened fire inside one of the halls of the parliament building in Amman, releasing a single shot from his weapon.

There were no injuries reported in the incident in which MP Talal Al Sharif allegedly fired his automatic weapon at MP Qusai Al Dmeisi after a dispute.

The nature of the argument was not immediately clear.

The incident happened during a closed session of parliament, which was surrounded by riot police shortly after the shooting.

Another reading of the incident said that Al Sharif went down to his car after the dispute and brought his fire arm.

As he was walking back into Parliament and while security guards were confiscating his weapon by force, the trigger was pulled and a stray bullet hit the wall of the Parliament hall.