Drunk naval rating shoots 3 in Ikorodu

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There was pandemonium on Monday at Majidun area of Ikorodu as a naval personnel allegedly shot three persons, leaving them in a critical condition.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 3p.m. at Tipper Park when the Naval personnel, suspected to have been drunk, allegedly left his duty post to unwind and, thereafter, visited the park where he was playing with his gun, which went off and injured the three persons who were going about their businesses at the park.

It was learned that the incident resulted in pandemonium as business activities there were grounded for hours while the victims were rushed to the hospital.

The victims were said to be in critical condition and were immediately referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The suspected naval rating was said to be one of the personnel mounting surveillance in the area to curtail pipeline vandalism.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Patricia Amadin, confirmed the report, adding that the suspect had been arrested and was currently being detained at the Naval Base, Ikorodu while investigations into the matter was being conducted.