A woman and three men were killed after unidentified people opened fire at their car near the Anklesaria Hospital in Karachi's Garden area early Tuesday morning.
The deceased were said to be social media stars and used to film content for the popular video-sharing app TikTok. The police identified their car as a Honda City, bearing registration number AEN-548.
The woman was identified as 32-year-old Muskan Sheikh, resident of Landhi, whereas the men were identified as 29-year-old Saddam Hussein, son of Abdullah Jan Ghamgin, resident of Mohalla Gulshan-e-Ghazi, Baldia Town; 24-year-old Syed Rehan Shah, son of Syed Naseer Hussain Shah, resident of Mohalla Tauheed Nagar Gulshan Ghazi Colony in Baldia Town; and 25-year-old Aamir Khan, son of Asif Khan, resident of Mohalla Buri Bangla in Patel Para.
Victims Saddam and Rehan were also said to national police volunteers.
According to the police, while Muskan died on the sport, the men were rushed to the Civil Hospital in an injured condition where they later succumbed to their injuries.
According to eyewitnesses, the four were shot at by people following their car in a rickshaw. As the car came to a halt, the suspects stepped of the rickshaw, surrounded the car and fired at the deceased before fleeing the scene.
The police claimed to have recovered nine shells of a 9mm pistol from the spot, which were sent to the forensic laboratory. The case is being further investigated.