KARACHI: A young man was shot dead and another critically wounded by armed occupants of a car in DHA Phase VIII near Seaview on Friday evening, police said.

DIG-South Syed Asad Raza said that the police shifted the wounded men to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where one of them, identified as Imran, died while Ghulam Abbas was admitted for treatment.

He said that the wounded man had been shifted to an operation theatre and was not in a position to give a statement, but witnesses told the police that armed men travelling in a black Honda car shot the men riding a motorbike.

They said that the killers’ car was in a damaged condition and it was possible that the incident was an outcome of ‘road rage’.

The police were also looking into the possibility as to whether the dead or wounded had attempted to loot those in the car, the DIG said, adding that no pistol or snatched cell phone or valuables had been recovered from the deceased and wounded.

He said pieces of a toy pistol had been found at the crime scene. He said that the police were trying to ascertain the ownership of the motorbike recovered from their custody.

He said that relatives of the wounded man arrived at the JPMC and informed the police that he was a resident of Gulshan-i-Maymar and worked at a store. However, they did not know the deceased.

The DIG said that the police did not find any criminal record of the deceased and wounded.

Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2024

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