7 arrested after central China shooting

2013-01-01 21:22:23 GMT2013-01-02 05:22:23(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Police in central China's Hubei Province said Tuesday they have arrested seven people for their suspected roles in a shooting that killed one and injured ten others on Monday evening.

A statement from the public security bureau of Wuhan, capital of Hubei, said home-made shotguns were used during the shooting that occurred in an abandoned house at around 9 p.m.. The incident was caused by a gambling dispute, it added.

The bureau did not provide more details, saying the investigation was under way.

All the injured were being treated in two hospitals in Wuhan. Doctors said most of them were out of danger.

Criminal cases involving firearms are rare in China, which prohibits most private ownership of guns.

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