A yet-to-be identified man was reportedly shot in the head and left in a pool of blood on Christmas Eve.
The Nation learnt that the incident occurred near Polokor market in Warri, Delta State.
While some sources claimed that he might have been a member of an armed robbery gang, others said he was a victim of the hoodlums’ attack.
Details surrounding his death were sketchy at press time.
Some sources said the man died as a result of an accidental discharge from a fellow gang member’s gun.
It was gathered from a police source that the body, which had since been deposited at a morgue, was yet to be identified.
The source added that a locally- made pistol was found beside the body when it was evacuated by a police patrol team.
Police spokesman Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Onome Onowakpoyeya said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area was yet to return calls sent to him regarding the matter.