Targeted killing: Two murdered in city

Victims were allegedly shot dead in separate incidents


October 22, 2020
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LAHORE:

Two men were allegedly murdered in separate incidents of firing in the provincial capital on Wednesday.

Police said a 45-year-old man was shot dead by unidentified suspects in Shafiqabad. The victim had been identified as Muhammad Atif. The victim was going somewhere in Shafiqabad when unidentified suspects intercepted him and opened fire.

He sustained bullet injuries and was killed on the spot. Police shifted the body to a morgue for autopsy. DSP Sheikh Muhammad Ghias said that initial investigations suggested that the victim might have been murdered over old enmity. However, autopsy and further investigations would help ascertain the facts. “Police were using all the available resources to identify and arrest the suspects,” Sheikh asserted. Separately, a man was allegedly shot dead in Shahdara. The victim had been identified as Nasir, a resident of Gulistan Colony, Faisalabad.

On the day of the incident, the suspects opened fire at him. He sustained bullet injuries and was killed on the spot.

A police team shifted the body to a morgue for autopsy, collected forensic evidences from the crime scene and recorded statements of the eyewitnesses.

Meanwhile, two men were shot at and injured in separate areas of the provincial capital. A man sustained bullet injuries during firing in Mangamandi in the wee hours of the day.

The victim had been identified as Asghar, 28. A suspect identified as Sami along with unidentified accomplices had resorted to firing at the victim.

He had sustained serious bullet injuries. On information, police shifted the victim to Lahore General Hospital for treatment.

Furthermore, a man was shot at and injured reportedly for offering resistance during a robbery. The victim had been identified as Muhammad Hassan, a resident of Kabirwala.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2020.

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