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Thu 16 Jul 2009 07:40 AM

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Police officer shot while fitting speed camera

Bullet hits officer in the left leg while he is installing anti-speed device in Sharjah.

Police officer shot while fitting speed camera
SHOT FIRED: A police officer was shot in the leg in Sharjah. (ITP Images, for illustrative purposes only)

Police are hunting a gunman who shot a policeman in the leg while he installed a speed camera in Sharjah, it has been reported.

According to a report in the National, Nasser Nour Abdullah, 32, was shot in the left leg while fitting the anti-speed device in Al Ittihad Road, near Sahara Mall, at about 4am on Monday.

Officers say they have no idea why Abdullah was shot, but they think the bullet was fired from a building opposite the mall.

“Until the criminal is arrested, only he can tell us why he shot the police officer on duty,” a police spokesman told the paper.

Abdullah was said to be recovering well in Al Qassimi Hospital and would be discharged in the next few days.

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Canadian Expat 11 years ago

Wishing Nasser Nour Abdullah a swift and complete recovery!

Rajiv Sehgal 11 years ago

Dear Nasser, Our good wishes are with you and your family. Here's wishing you speedy recovery.

Mansoor 11 years ago

Absolutely shocking to hear this sort of news considering its UAE. Wishing Nasser Abdullah a quick recovery and hopefully they find the guy who did this without fear.

Jayesh 11 years ago

Gun rules should be really strict in Dubai so as to avoid these unfortunate incidents, these could lead to serious damage...

freddo 10 years ago

Hi Nassar I wish u good health and within very short time Police will find the culprit to the books