Gunmen attacked Benghazi Medical Centre on Wednesday causing material damage to its premises, including the operating theatre of the hospital.

"The gunmen were relatives of a child who was killed by random gunfire in a quarrel in the area of Wahishi," Benghazi Medical Centre said on Facebook.

"The gunmen stormed the medical centre to take revenge of the man responsible for the shooting, who was in the hospital for treatment of his wounds," the hospital added.

Benghazi is experiencing growing crime rates and chaos, where the looting and plundering of homes, businesses, and government institutions have reached levels higher than anything the city has experienced.