Song Stirs Shooter
An elderly man was arrested after shooting at a rap group during a concert in a village in Senegal over what he thought were personally insulting lyrics.
The 70-year-old man reportedly told the artists to stop the show when they started rapping about a “cranky old man.” When they refused, he opened fire with a hunting rifle, injuring five people.
“The elderly gentleman thought that these young people were insulting him in their songs,” police told Reuters.
The shooting occurred at Lobali village in the Matam region on mostly Muslim Senegal’s border with Mauritania.