Gun owner in Babylon shooting arrested

Gun owner in Babylon shooting arrested


By Olimatou Coker

Police have confirmed the arrest of a 70-year-old man believed to be the owner of the gun used accidentally by a little boy to kill a 12-year-old girl in Lamin Babylon Thursday.

Police spokesman Lamin Njie said the man, Abdou Njie, a hunter, riding a motorcycle, had returned from hunting with his kill to hand over to a regular customer. “He had parked his motorcycle with the gun by it unattended and while he was inside with his client, a boy, believed to be about 10, took the gun and while fidgeting it, accidentally shot a little girl standing near him,” he said.  He said both the man and the boy are currently being held by the police who are investigating the circumstances of the death to establish possible criminal responsibilities.