The man, who has not been named, is believed to have wanted a female doctor to deliver the baby and was upset that the male doctor would have seen his wife naked.
The man said he wanted to thank Dr al-Zabn for delivering his wife's baby without any major complications. After meeting in the hospital's garden, the man reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot Dr al-Zabn.
Following the attack, the father ran from the scene but was later tracked down and arrested by Saudi police. Dr al-Zabn was taken to the hospital’s intensive care unit and is now understood to be in a stable condition, according to Newsweek.