A fight escalated into heavy gunfire in the village of Dawhet Aramoun in the Aley District, Mount Lebanon, on Friday night.
Initial reports said the fighting, which erupted on Shebaa Street, followed an attempt to enforce the lockdown by local authorities.
The reports said the municipality’s police force was conducting a patrol when it came across a shop that was open, violating the lockdown.
An argument ensued, followed by a brawl that involved stone-throwing, before shots were fired, resulting in a clash between police and locals, causing two injuries.
Other reports claimed the fight resulted from a disagreement related to power and internet subscriptions in the area.
The incident was caught on multiple videos by residents in the area. Heavy gunfire can be heard in the videos, in which locals call on security forces to intervene and restore peace.
The Lebanese Army, the Internal Security Forces, and the latter’s Information Branch have since sent reinforcements to the scene of the firefight, and are working to apprehend the perpetrators, according to the National News Agency.
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