Police officer shot dead in Damietta, anonymous killer escapes
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CAIRO:  A police officer was shot dead in Damietta after an anonymous gunman targeted him from a car Near Mohandseen Club in New Damietta City on July 7, Youm7 reported.

Sherif Ahmed Ghali, a 24-year-old armed forces officer, was killed at dawn after receiving injures from a random gunshot.

Police forces, headed by Major Gen. Abu Bakr Al Hadidy, rushed to the crime scene and tightened security. They are currently looking for potential suspects, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

A report of the accident has been filed and the prosecution ordered forensic investigation to find out the circumstances.

A security source at Damietta told Youm7 that the initial investigations indicated that the accident is a criminal incident and “not political” and aimed for arbitrary robbery.

 The gunmen were trying to stop Ghali to steal his car or his belongings, the security source claimed and that probably after they failed to steal, they shot him.

“He was shot in his chest and brought to Al-Azhar hospital in Damietta,” he said but that he died on his way to the hospital.

A military funeral will be organized from Banna Mosque in Ghali’s hometown Pharascore where his body was delivered, Damietta news gate reported.

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