An Egyptian groom was left in a serious medical condition after he was shot in his "private parts" at a party held a night before his wedding, Nmisr reported

According to Al Dohlekiya's police department, the incident took place late on Monday. 

"28-year-old Othman Al. A. was taken to hospital in severe condition after he was hit by gunshots fired at a celebration held a day before his wedding," the police department said

"As soon as we were notified of the incident, officers arrived at the scene and launched an investigation into the case. Initial interrogations revealed that a 26-year-old man who was attending the party, fired celebratory gunshots and accidentally hit the groom," it added

The defendant, who had fled the crime scene, was later arrested by authorities and will now face legal consequences.

Anger on social media

As soon as news of the incident started to circulate online, thousands reacted with outrage. 

Many pointed out the fact that firing celebratory gunshots at festivities and celebrations is still a common tradition across the country. 

Others called for an end to the dangerous tradition, labeling it "reckless" and "regressive".

"The wedding was ruined"

Many were upset...

"If you did this while expressing your happiness, what would you have done if you were angry or upset?"

...and understandably outraged

"Enough of your regression. Learn from other people's mistakes."

Not a first in Egypt...

This is certainly not the first time celebratory gunfire left people injured in Egypt. 

In October, an Egyptian wedding guest needed surgery and hospital treatment after he was shot at a wedding. 

According to Al Masry Al Youm, the 30-year-old man was attending a wedding in Egypt's Bani Swef when a stray bullet hit one of his thighs. 

The man needed urgent surgery and authorities immediately opened an investigation into the case.