At least two people were killed when two rival groups opened fire at each other in the compound of Rawalpindi’s district judicial complex on Wednesday.
The incident took place outside the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ejaz Ahmad Buttar after a suspect under police custody came under attack by an armed assailant, Express News reported.
According to police, the suspect and the attacker both sustained serious bullet wounds after the latter was also fired upon by the associates of the former in retaliation.
All the gates of judicial complex were shut by the law enforcement forces following the incident.
The two were taken to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed to their wounds, said police.
The bodies were later shifted to the district headquarters hospital for post-mortem and an investigation was launched into the incident.