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Gambia: Shot from army firing range kills woman

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A statement from the army on Monday said the victim identified as Fatou Manneh was near the Lance Corporal Bojang Firing Range in the town of Brikama when she w as hit by a bullet on April 5.

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She died a day later after being admitted at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in the capital Banjul.

The statement from the military did not indicate whether there was a shooting practice at the range at the time of the incident but pointed out that an investigation into where the shot emanated from is already underway.

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The Gambian army has routinely warned civilians to stay away from the range where soldiers carry out shooting practices every week.

Last Thursday’s incident is the first such tragedy at the firing range in question.

From: Apanews

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