A man was killed on Tuesday morning during a failed shop robbery in Beirut’s Jal el-Dib area, reported the National News Agency.
It said that Elie Mansour Kfouri was killed as the robbers sought to flee the scene of the crime.
NNA said that the armed thieves were robbing a store near the Mar Taqla church in the area when they were detected by one of the locals.
Fearing being caught, the two robbers fled the store, while firing arbitrarily from their weapons.
One of the shots struck Kfouri and he soon died of his injury.
He is the owner of a nearby electronics shop, added NNA.
An investigation has been opened in the incident.