After receiving reports of gunshots in Spring Ghut shortly after 1:30 p.m. today, police responded to the scene, where they found a man dead after apparently being shot, according to Police Information Officer Akia Thomas.
“Details surrounding the incident are unclear. Investigations are ongoing,” Ms. Thomas wrote in a WhatsApp message.
She did not identify the deceased.
Residents quickly took to social media to register their shock and sadness about the death, which comes barely a week after popular softball player George Burrows was allegedly gunned down in his own home.
“Condolences to his families and friends,” one commentator wrote beneath a Facebook post of the Spring Ghut victim. “So sad; such a loving and wonderful guy.”