KARACHI: A young man was shot at and wounded by armed assailants in what police suspected a targeted attack on main University Road near Safari Park on Monday morning.

Gulshan-i-Iqbal SHO Arshad Janjua said that Kamran, 26, was standing near a superstore when two men riding on a motorbike opened indiscriminate firing on him and rode away.

He suffered four bullet wounds and was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where his condition was stated to be stable.

The SHO said that the assailants specifically targeted him and fired multiple shots. He said the incident appeared to be motivated by some “girl issue”.

The wounded man was employed with a water tanker service as a driver.

‘Car-lifter’ held

The Anti-Vehicle Lifting Cell of the police on Monday claimed to have wounded and arrested a suspect in an alleged ‘encounter’ and recovered a stolen vehicle from him.

According to AVLC SSP Mohammed Anwar Khetran, a police patrol during snap-checking spotted the stolen car in Shah Nawaz Goth in Manghipir and in an ensuing encounter it arrested suspect Khalilullah alias Khalil in an injured condition.

He said that the wounded suspect had been arrested twice, in June and October, this year for his alleged involvement in car theft. He was sent to prison but he was enlarged on bail recently, he added.

“He is a habitual offender,” the officer said, adding that he was involved in several incidents of car theft.

Meanwhile, the body of an unidentified person, aged between 35 and 40 years, was found at a desolated place in Sohrab Goth. The body was shifted to a hospital to ascertain the exact cause of his death.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2022

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