Celebratory gunfire, a regressive tradition common at weddings and celebrations across the Arab world, has claimed the life of yet another innocent victim.

This time, it was a woman attending her own brother's engagement party in Saudi Arabia's Jazan governorate.

According to Akhbaar 24, the 33-year-old woman - now identified as Mada Al Hakami - passed away after she was hit by a gunshot during the celebration which was held late on Saturday.

In response to the tragic incident, Jazan officials vowed to take strict action against anyone who continues to fire gunshots at celebrations in the region.

In his statement on the matter, Jazan Governorate's official spokesman، Ali bin Abdo Al Jubaili, said the act is considered illegal and anyone charged with firing shots at any celebration will be punished with fines and jail time.

The man who shot the victim is in police custody

Speaking to local news outlets, the victim's father-in-law shared the heartbreaking details of the incident. 

He explained that the shot that claimed Al Hakami's life was fired by her sister's husband, who is now in police custody. In her final moments, the mother of two asked her father-in-law to take care of her daughters.

The woman's tragic death left Saudis furious

In reaction to the news, tweeps launched the hashtag "together for celebrations without gunfire." 

Hundreds have since tweeted through it, condemning celebratory gunfire and calling on authorities to strictly implement existing laws that criminalize it. 

Many called on authorities to arrest the man who fired shots at the wedding

"I hope he's arrested and punished. What's happening is so unfortunate." 

Others were outraged over the news

"This is a war, not a wedding." 

"Endless stupidity continues"

"Laws prohibiting these actions do exist but the problem is they're rarely implemented"

"If there's no punishment, they're never going to end this tradition"

Tweeps are now praying for the victim

"May God have mercy on her soul."

Saudi authorities have previously cracked down on celebratory gunfire

Last year, Saudi police arrested men who fired gunshots at a wedding in the kingdom's Tareeb governorate. The arrests came after a video capturing the incident went viral on social media platforms. 

Even though it's a popular tradition in many of the kingdom's cities, celebratory gunfire is also common in countries across the Arab world, including Lebanon and Egypt.