Gunmen on Sunday morning opened fire on a couple in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State, killing the lady in the process.
The incident which occured between the hours of 11am and 12 noon, happened a few meters from the popular St. Theresa roundabout in Ekuigbo leaving her male occupant with gunshot wounds.
Sources at the scene of the incident disclosed that the couple had just finished making some financial transactions at a Point of Sale, PoS spot in the area when they where accosted by the hoodlums.
Giving details of the incident, a resident of the area who spoke on condition of anonymity said it appeared the couple where returning from church when they were accosted by the hoodlums.
“As soon as the couple saw the gunmen whom were inside a green camry car, they tried to reverse and speed off from the scene only for the gunmen to open fire on them.
“The shots by the gunmen led to the death of the lady who was seating on the passenger side of the vehicle and died on the spot while the man who was driving the car, also sustained gunshot wounds during the incident.
“Sensing the apprehension that arose from the gunshots, the hoodlums immediately fled the scene of the incident and headed towards the East-West road.”
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