Egyptian groom-to-be shot in the crotch during bachelor party

A day of joy turned out to be a day of great pain for one bridegroom in Egypt.

He was out celebrating his last day of bachelorhood with some "happy gunfire" when another man fired at him instead of discharging his gun into the air.

Osman al-Alsaied, 28, was taken to hospital where he was found to have sustained serious injuries to his testicles, thighs, and hand, BBC reported.

The 26-year-old suspect fled the scene after the shooting but was arrested and detained for questioning.

This incident sparked outrage on social media with many people calling for the practice to be banned.

"Happy gunfire" - where celebrants shoot their firearms into the sky - is considered a tradition in Arab and Middle Eastern countries during occasions such as New Year's Day, Eid, Christmas, and weddings.

Following reports of injuries and deaths from celebratory gunfire, the practice has been outlawed by many governments.

However, the warnings appear to have gone unheeded.

Just last month, a 14-year-old boy in Northern Egypt was killed by a stray bullet fired by a wedding guest, according to Al Arabiya English.

In a horrific video clip, the man was seen losing control of his gun and shooting the teen who was seated near the stage.

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