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Jakarta Post

Man arrested after accidentally shooting woman in Bekasi

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Bekasi   /   Sat, March 3, 2018   /   03:59 pm
Man arrested after accidentally shooting woman in Bekasi A soto ayam vendor was arrested in Bekasi after allegedly shooting a woman accidentally, while trying out an air riffle (Shutterstock/File)

A soto ayam (chicken soup) seller was arrested in East Bekasi on Friday for allegedly shooting a woman.

The incident in question occurred when the soto ayam seller, identified as A, was reportedly testing out an air rifle he had recently procured, opening fire on a utility pole across his kiosk. A woman, identified as DF , however, was reportedly shot instead. The victim is currently being treated at a hospital.

“Even though it was an accident, the alleged perpetrator violated the law by opening fire on a public road instead of a shooting range,” Bekasi Police crimes division chief, Adj. Sr. Comr. Deny Supriadi, said Saturday as quoted by