*Used for illustrative purposes. Home Latest News Lebanon News Lebanese Army helicopters are flying over the Baakline Forests in Lebanon in search of the gunman. Early this evening, a gunman shot and killed at least nine people in separate locations around the Chouf town of Baakline, southeast of Beirut. The shooting started at an under-construction house near the river which is on a dead-end road surrounding by trees. According to LBCI, a couple and their two children were shot dead there. According to MP Talal Arslan in a Tweet, it was a personal and family dispute that escalated into a horrible massacre, citing “preliminary information.” ما حصل في بعقلين بعيد كل البعد عن عادات وقيم أهل التوحيد وأبناء الجبل وبعقلين؛ المعلومات الأوّلية تشير إلى أن الحادث هو إشكال فردي وعائلي تطوّر ليصبح مجزرة مروعة؛الأجهزة الأمنية تقوم بكل ما يلزم لكشف ملابسات الجريمة وإلقاء القبض على الفاعل. تعازينا الحارّة إلى أهالي الضحايا.— Talal Arslan (@talalarslane) April 21, 2020 MP Marwan Hamadeh, who is from this town, said the killer could be “mentally disturbed”. He told reporters that “it is similar to the shootings that happen in America.” Although many people keep pistols and rifles in their homes in Lebanon, such shootings are very rare.