A man identified as Kayode Oloruntoba has been shot in the stomach by a yet to be identified suspect in a Shawarma joint over who should be served first in Lagos State on Friday.
The victim died after efforts were made to save him by his friend, Kazeem Okikiola.
It was gathered that the victim went to Avid Bar at Alagbado to buy Shawarma and called Oloruntoba to join him on September 11th.
While waiting for the Shawarma seller to attend to him, it was learnt that Okikiola got into an argument with another customer, who also wanted to buy the dish.
The argument, which centred on who should be served first, however, degenerated into an altercation and out of annoyance, the suspect left the spot, entered his car and drove away.
A few minutes later, Oloruntoba met Okikiola at the spot and while they waited for the Shawarma, the suspect reportedly returned, brought out a gun and shot in the direction of the two friends.
The bullet was said to have hit Oloruntoba in the stomach, while the suspect fled.
A resident, who identified himself as Chinedu, said the suspect mistakenly shot the 35-year-old.
“He actually thought that he shot the person (Okikiola) he argued with. Unfortunately, the bullet hit the wrong person. Immediately, the suspect got back into his car and drove away,” he added.
Another resident, Seyifunmi Akinola, said a native doctor assisted in removing the bullet from Oloruntoba’s body, adding that he died while being rushed to the o hospital for further treatment.
Akinola said, “Immediately the incident happened, his friends rushed him to the Merit Hospital where he was rejected because there was no police report. He was later referred to the General Hospital, Otta, Ogun State, where he was cleaned up and transferred to the General Hospital in Abeokuta.
“But instead of taking him to Abeokuta, they took him to a native doctor to remove the bullet from his body and returned him to the General Hospital in Otta, but he was rejected. He died on the way to another hospital.”