Police: 8 killed in Baghdad jewelry store shootout
Iraqi police and hospital officials say at least eight people were killed and nine others wounded during a shootout following the robbery of two jewelry stores in Baghdad, AP reported.
An Iraqi police official said gunmen in two cars robbed the shops in Baghdad's Shula neighborhood on Wednesday.
The official says that after stealing some gold and money, the robbers started to shoot wildly as they made their escape.
A hospital official confirmed the toll. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
While sectarian violence has diminished in Iraq, random crime and lawlessness has increasingly become a problem.