Cairo: Saudi police have arrested a man suspected of gunning down four of his family, a media reported said Friday.
The multiple killings occurred in the governorate of Al Qunfudhah, part of the region of Mecca, according to news portal Sabq.
The dead victims were his two sisters and two cousins, including a woman.
The suspect used a machine gun and first killed his male cousin, at a school where the victim worked as a guard.
Afterwards he headed to his house’s two sisters and sprayed them with a volley of bullets in front of their children, according to the report.
He later killed his female cousin before he fled. The suspect’s brother was involved in the crime and was also arrested, Sabq said.
The motive for the crime is not clear yet. Neither the nationality of the suspect or his age was given.