Police arrest four people overshooting at wrestlers

South Sudan local wrestlers during a peace competition in Jonglei State

Police at Awerial County in Lakes State have arrested four people after wrestling match violence left two people with gunshot injuries on Saturday.

According to Police, an incident occurred on Saturday at Dor Payam in a traditional wrestling game between the area’s local Youth without knowledge of the government.

Two wounded persons are receiving treatment at Mingkaman Primary Health Care Center.

John Bol Tiar is the County Police Inspector. He says two suspects are being questions for arranging the match that turns violence.

Bol warns local Youth to refrain from conducting a wrestling game in rural areas without notifying local authorities for approval.

“We have arrested them. We will investigate them when the time comes so that they tell us, the Police who gave them the right to arrange for the wrestling and who said the other to shoot his fellows and the two injured are okay and being taken care of in the hospital one is shot in the mouth. The other in the ear, I am sure they will all be alright soon.” He said.

Local Authorities bans wrestling matches between the Youth in Awerial County since last year.

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