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Dammam, Asharq Al-Awsat- The discussion of family issues prevented a Saudi Arabian from fulfilling the duties of hospitality in the Al-Sharqiya governorate last week. A Saudi Arabian citizen who picked up his relative from the King Fahd International Airport in Dammam later shot him in the foot in the Airport’s car-park after an argument broke out between the two. The host was picking up his relative in order to take him home when during the walk to the car an argument broke out between the two.

And so instead of providing a hearty meal to his guest, the host shot his guest in the foot, forcing his relative to be taken to hospital in order to receive medical attention. local police said that the victim was in a stable condition.

General Yusuf al-Qahtani, the media spokesman for the al-Sharqiya police force, said that the security authorities had arrested a 37-year old man in possession of a licensed fire-arm at the King Fahd International Airport car-park. The man told the security authorities who arrived on the scene that he was picking up one of his relatives, and during their return to the car an argument broke out between the two over a family issue, which resulted in him shooting his relative in the foot. The spokesman said that the security authorities had taken the necessary precautions to protect the victim, and an investigation was being launched into this incident.

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