File photo of Dubai beachfront. Violent crimes are typically rare in the United Arab Emirates city. (Photo: Yvette Cardozo/Getty Images)Dubai's police chief, Maj. Gen. Khamis Mattar al-Mazeina, said the victim "used to carry an Iranian passport and then had a Turkish one."
Al-Mazeina discussed the attack with members of the Federal National Council during a meeting Tuesday. However, the shooting was not widely publicized until a video of his comments circulated later online. "We cannot ignore this and remain quiet, no matter what the motive behind committing the crime is," he said in the video. "The Ministry of Interior is working on the case. We were already able to identify those involved and we collected evidence that we will hand over to the Canadian judicial system." Al-Mazeina offered no motive for the slaying, nor did he name any suspects or the victim. An official with the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, referred a call for comment to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Dubai, a popular tourist destination that is home to the world's tallest skyscraper, is a safe haven in the turbulent Middle East. Violent crime remains rare.
“We cannot ignore this and remain quiet, no matter what the motive behind committing the crime is.”
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