KARACHI: A police constable and the brother of an Imambargah trustee were shot dead here on Saturday night, officials said.

Constable Naeemuddin, 40, was going to the Zaman Town police station on his motorcycle when unidentified people opened fire at him near a hospital in Korangi 2 ½ area. He was taken to the JPMC where doctors pronounced him dead.

In Rizvia Society, a shopkeeper was gunned down. Police said Shujaat Hussain, 24, was sitting in a general store along with his friend Taufiq Hussain when unidentified men on a motorbike attacked them with a 9mm pistol.

They were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Shujaat was pronounced dead.

Tension gripped the locality after the incident.

SHO Mazhar Iqbal said it might be a sectarian attack.

Shujaat was brother of Rizvia Imambargah trustee Amjad Shah, a spokesperson for Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen said. He criticised the government for its failure to stop attacks on Shias.

Meanwhile, a young man was found shot dead in Lyari, police said. The bullet-riddled body of the unidentified man was found in Shah Beg Lane-5 in Baghdadi.