Mechanic gunned down in Karachi
KARACHI: A diesel mechanic was shot dead in an armed robbery attempt within the remit of the Garden Police Station on Sunday, police said.
They added that two suspects riding a motorcycle arrived at the shop of Mohammad Sarwar, son of Mohammad Ramzan, near the zoological gardens and attempted to collect cash from the shop.
As the shop owner resisted, one of the suspected robbers fired at him. “Despite sustaining a gunshot wound, Sarwar managed to overpower the assailant and fired at him using the same pistol,” SSP Saddar Irshad Sehar said.
While the suspect’s accomplice escaped, police reached the crime-scene and shifted the wounded victim and the suspect to the Civil Hospital Karachi.
The victim had suffered a gunshot wound in his neck that proved fatal, the SSP said, adding the suspect’s identity had not been ascertained because he was immediately taken to operating theatre.