A police official probing some targeted killing cases was shot dead and two others injured on Wednesday night when unidentified attackers opened fire at them on main Rashid Minhas Road in Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of Karachi, said Gulshan SP, Dr. Fahad Ahmed.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shara-i-Faisal Ali Anwar Soomro said that alleged miscreants were chasing Sub-Inspector (SI) Iqbal Mehmood who was riding a bike along with his friend Waseem.
“As they disembarked from their motorbike to purchase some items from a vendor near Lal Flats, gunmen travelling in a car opened fire on them and fled,” he said.
The deceased was posted at investigation section of PS Ferozabad. He received multiple bullet wounds and succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
“The police officer was investigating some targeted killing cases and this appears to be a targeted attack too,” said Gulshan SP Dr. Fahad Ahmed.
It appeared that the assailants’ target was the police officer, said police.
Mahmood’s friend Waseem and a passerby teenager Hafeez Ullah sustained bullet wounds in the incident.
Investigators collected three spent bullet casings fired from a 9mm pistol from the crime scene.
Police ‘informer’ shot dead
A man helping the police against drug peddlers was shot dead in Korangi Industrial Area on Wednesday night.
Police informed that Rizwan Ahmed was gunned down allegedly by Shan alias Shani in Mehran Town.
The suspected killer has been arrested, said Korangi Industrial Area SHO Mohammed Nawaz Gondal.
The officer added that the victim was helping the police against the peddlers in the locality.
Courtesy : Dawn News