A child was shot dead on Thursday, while his mother, younger brother, and baby sister were injured in an armed attack on a chalet in the Nayrouz Resort, west of Benghazi, according to a knowledgeable source.
The armed group believed to be affiliated with Haftar's militias stormed Thursday the resort and opened fire randomly, killing the four-year-old child and injuring his younger brother, sister, and the pregnant mother, who lost her baby due to the injuries.
The gunmen were driving vehicles with tinted windows and fled the scene after committing the crime.
According to the source, the mother was an IDP who fled Benghazi and came to visit her family following the recent developments and the de-escalation of tension between the powers in the eastern and western region.
Benghazi is experiencing growing crime rates and chaos as hundreds of thousands of people live under the rule of militias and outlaws.
Last week around ten unidentified bodies were found handcuffed and shot west of the city.