A brawl apparently broke out tonight in the Muaither neighborhood of Al Rayyan Municipality, sparking concerns and rumors about the incident.
The Ministry of Interior reported that gunshots were fired, but said there were no deaths or “serious” injuries:
مشاجرة بين عدد من الافراد بمنطقة معيذر تم فيها اطلاق نار وتمكنت الجهات الامنية من القاء القبض على المتشاجرين دون وقوع وفيات او اصابات بليغة
— وزارة الداخلية – قطر (@MOI_Qatar) August 3, 2012
A fight occured between a number of individuals in Muaither area, gun shots were fired but security forces arrested them without causing deaths or serious injuries
Details of the fight itself remain unconfirmed, but witnesses reported seeing armed security forces outside Hamad Hospital’s Emergency ward afterward.
— iKHAN (@iKHANqat) August 4, 2012
Some commented that Qatar’s streets had become those of Chicago or Los Angeles, while a graphic passed around made the comparison to the video game Call of Duty:
— Ємaŋ ♥ (@EmanM7mmed) August 3, 2012
Were you there? Did you see what happened?
Credit: Photos courtesy of Nayaf Al Emadi
Correction: This post originally referred to Muaither as part of Doha when it is in fact a part of Al Rayyan Municipality.