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Dubai: A 44-year-old Egyptian man has shot dead his uncle following a heated dispute over family inheritance, local media reported.

He reportedly killed the man just before Juma prayers. According to media reports, a local police station was alerted by bystanders who saw the man killing his 61-year-old uncle on a street in broad day light. The suspect has been immediately arrested.

Hardly a day passes by in Egypt without local media reporting a grisly crime, triggering fears of a spike in violence in the country of over 100 million people.