KARACHI: A young man was shot dead and a seminary student wounded in what police described as a targeted attack in Samanabad on Saturday, police and rescuers said.
They said some armed men shot at and wounded Qaiser Farooq, 30, and Farooq Shakir, 10, at Gulshan-i-Umar seminary near Edhi Centre and fled.
Samanabad SHO Irshad Ahmed Soomro said the wounded were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Farooq died during treatment.
He had suffered bullet wounds in the back while Shakir had received bullet injuries in the face.
He added that the wounded boy, Shakir, was a student of the said seminary who was passing through the area when the suspects opened fire.
Central SSP Faisal Abdullah Chachar opined that it appeared to be a targeted killing as nothing was snatched from the victims.
Two shot dead over ‘personal enmity’
Two men were killed in Gulshan-i-Hadeed on Saturday evening, police said.
Steel Town police SHO Salim Rind said that two armed men riding a motorbike arrived at an estate agency near Shehbaz petrol pump. One of them disembarked from the bike while the other stayed there. The gunman entered the agency, shook hands with Zawar Husain, 65, and opened indiscriminate fire on him.
The suspect also shot another person, Athar Jokhio, 68, who was merely sitting there ostensibly to avoid being identified.
The police attributed some personal enmity behind the double murder.
Published in Dawn, October 1st, 2023