Last Saturday; 31st of July, a groom was reported to have begun a shooting spree on the highway. The groom still in his tuxedo was in a vehicle with his new bride and a male friend; they were all returning from the wedding and heading back to Alexandria.
However there was heavy traffic jam on the road, due to an accident that had occurred earlier.
According to reports, the groom; Devin Jones, turned to his bride and accused her of having an affair with the male friend. Traffic was at a standstill, so Jones exited the car, and what did he do next?
He shot the male friend and fired at another car in traffic.
The bride rushed out of the car, and hurried to take refuge in the ambulance assisting injured people in the accident that had caused the traffic jam. However her husband stomped to the ambulance, banging on the vehicle, trying to get her out.
An eyewitness to the incident wrote, “There is a bad accident that shut the bridge down and while the accident was being handled, someone got out of their vehicle and started approaching other vehicles and shooting innocent people sitting in their cars stuck in traffic! We are currently still sitting in dead stop traffic while police are trying to locate the active shooter!!!!!! I have my .45 with me, on my lap and ready to defend myself or anyone around me if need be!”
The groom was finally caught and arrested. Alcohol was reportedly a factor in the incident. According to jail records, Jones would be tried for attempted murder, aggravated battery, and two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property.
The two people he shot were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.