Unidentified gunmen on Sunday opened fire on a couple in Ughelli, in Delta State, killing the lady in the process.
The incident happened a few meters from the popular St Theresa roundabout in Ekuigbo leaving her male occupant with gunshot wounds at the hours of 11 am and 12 noon
According to Vanguard, Eyewitnesses said that the couple had just finished making some financial transactions at a Point of Sale, PoS spot in the area when they were accosted by the hoodlums.
According to the source, “As soon as the couple saw the gunmen who were inside a green Camry car, they tried to reverse and speed off from the hoodlums only for the gunmen to open fire on them.
“The shots by the gunmen led to the death of the lady who was seated on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. She died immediately at the scene of the incident 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.”