According to a study by Information International, a Beirut-based independent regional research & consultancy firm, stray bullet shootings kill 8 people and injure 15 yearly in Lebanon. The numbers are based on data acquired from the security forces between 2013 and 2023.

The latest victim of stray bullet shooting was a young girl who was playing in her school’s playground. Naya Hanna was hit in the head and succumbed to her wounds after 23 days. Unfortunately, no one was arrested and no serious investigation was even conducted to find the culprits.