No one has been killed at City Center mall, the Ministry of Interior has told Doha News in response to inquiries about online rumors of a shooting there.
A graphic image (included at the end of this post) of a man lying on the floor surrounded by a crowd of people in what appears to be a Khaleeji mall has been circulating on Blackberry Messenger and Twitter since yesterday, prompting questions about what happened and whether City Center has been closed.
Heard a rumor about a death in City Center #Doha #Qatar. I’m praying its just a fake rumor. Allah Ystoor w y7my l jamee3…
— Sara Nader (@QueenSara33) August 22, 2012
A person was killed in city centre #qatar. Now! They closed the doors so the killer won’t escape! imgur.com/MaV66.jpeg . True??!
— SoSoTrue (@khalidscott) August 22, 2012
BB broadcast of a person killed in city centre. Any verification? @dohanews @iloveqatar imgur.com/MaV66.jpeg
— Atif Safder Ahmed (@atifsafderahmed) August 22, 2012
But there have been “no complaints” of any incidences taking place at the mall, an MOI spokesman said.
People are also asserting that the photo was taken at Dubai’s Deira City Center mall or Saudi Arabia’s Rashid Mall in Khobar, although we’ve yet to see either of those claims substantiated.
To view the photo, click the “read more” button below. But be warned: it does show blood and possibly a dead body.
Credit: Top photo by Shabina S. Khatri
How come nobody responded to this post…? I was searching for something else and this picture from DN popped up on Google search. Wow, that IS graphic.