KARACHI, June 29: Five men, including a suspected gangster, were shot dead in different parts of the city on Friday, said police.

The officials said 27-year-old Dur Mohammad alias Durra was found shot dead in a Mauripur locality. They added that area people informed them about the body lying on an open plot in Mowach Goth.

“It’s yet to be ascertained if the killing was the result of a feud within his gang or a rivalry with another gang,” said an official at the Mauripur police station.

“He was wanted by police in a number of criminal cases, including kidnap for ransom, murder and armed robberies.”

He said the body was found in the area known to be a stronghold of Shiraz Comrade said to be the leader of one of the criminal gangs in Lyari though Dur Mohammad did not belong to his gang, indicating that he might have been kidnapped and killed by rivals.

After medico-legal formalities at the Civil Hospital Karachi, the body was handed over to the family, said the police.

Man found shot dead

A young transporter who had gone missing on Thursday was found shot dead a few kilometres from Sohrab Goth, off the Superhighway, officials said. The police believed that 26-year-old Shahzad Chandio was killed over personal enmity.

“The victim was a resident of Jamshed Quarters and associated with some transport business,” said DSP Iftikhar Lodhi, the area’s sub-divisional police officer.

“We have reason to believe that it was not an act of targeted killing but a matter related to some personal issues. The family is in a state of shock and grief. We will definitely seek their cooperation to set the course of investigation.”

Shop owner killed

Another young man who had gone missing on Thursday was found shot dead in Ramswami within the remit of the Garden police station.

The police said the killing of 29-year-old Junaid Habib, who had a shop in the Ramswami area, appeared to be mysterious. “He was not associated with any political or religious group, while his family also denies his enmity with any individual or group,” said Garden SHO Inspector Athar Malik.

“He was probably kidnapped from his shop,” he added.

Labourer gunned down

Earlier during the day, a 25-year-old labourer was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near a bus stop in Pak Colony, said police.

“Sajid Brohi was targeted just after he left home in Jehanabad for a garment factory where he was employed as a labourer,” said Pak Colony SHO Inspector Abdul Moid.

The officer said that the victim was intercepted by gunmen riding a motorbike near the bus stop. One of them fired a single shot at him before they sped away. The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to his head and died on the spot, the inspector added.

“The reason is not yet clear but the way he was killed indicates that criminal gangs are behind this incident,” he added.

Young man shot dead

A tyre puncture shop owner was shot dead in Buffer Zone over what police believed personal enmity.

Imran, 24, was at work when armed men riding a motorbike pulled up there and fired at him before fleeing, said Taimuria SHO Inspector Sajid Javed.“Initial findings show that he fell to prey to personal enmity over some monetary issue,” he added.

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