Mideast Lebanon Shooting

May 24, 2012 - 6:57 AM
Two Lebanese army soldiers stand on the apartment balcony of a Syrian gunman who had engaged in an hours-long shootout with the security forces, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday May 24, 2012. Security officials say troops stormed an apartment in west Beirut, killing a Syrian gunman. The officials say the gunman first shot at the troops on the street in Caracas neighborhood, then fled to his apartment, which the soldiers stormed early Thursday. The body of another man was found in the apartment but it's unclear how he died. several soldiers and policemen were also wounded in the gun battle which caused panic among residents in the area. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)