LAHORE: Unidentified armed men killed two brothers and injured three others over enmity at Shahdara Town on Wednesday.

The attackers sprayed bullets on the car for quite some time, eyewitnesses told police and the media persons. They said the suspects who came on two motorbikes stopped the car and opened fire when the five people were going to Ferozewala courts to pursue a criminal case.

A police official said the deceased were identified as Sajjad and Shahid and the injured as Hamza, Kamran and Dilawar. He said the injured were shifted to hospital where condition of one of them was stated to be critical while the attackers fled firing warning shots in the crowded area.

He said the incident created panic in the vicinity and passersby ran helter-skelter for safety.

Sharing initial inquiry report, the police official said the persons who were killed by the armed men were going to Ferozwala courts to pursue a murder case. The attackers seemed to be rivals who settled score, he said. He said police higher-ups formed two teams to arrest the armed men.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police also took notice of the firing incident and sought a report from the Lahore police higher-ups besides issuing directions to ensure timely arrest of the attackers.

Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2022

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