SSP Amritsar (Rural) Parampal Singh said that yesterday a marriage function was being hosted in a banquet hall near Chehertha on the outskirts of Amritsar where two rival groups were invited by the bride's brother.
The situation got out of control when old enmity came to the fore when the groups came face to face, he said.
Both groups allegedly opened fire at each other in which two people died and three others were injured including a woman who was attending the marriage function.
The two groups led by Harwinder Singh and Manpreet Singh had long standing grudges against each other, he said.
He added that the police seized a few weapons from the spot. Some of the accused involved in the shootout fled from the marriage function.
Eyewitness told the police that the situation took an ugly turn in the later last evening when the marriage function was about to conclude and the newlywed was leaving the venue.
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