Lahore: ‘Robbers’ kill trader
LAHORE: Two ‘robbers’ gunned down a 28-year-old trader and injured his younger brother during a shop robbery and fled ‘empty-handed’ in Mohafiz Town of Chuhng on Thursday.
A police official said two armed men stormed into a general store and held Bilal and his brother, Shahzad, at gunpoint. Their third accomplice stayed outside the shop. He said the suspects opened fire on the two brothers when they tried to signal their employee who was entering the shop and escaped on a motorcycle without looting anything.
The injured brothers were taken to Jinnah Hospital where Bilal, a father of two, was pronounced dead while the condition of Shahzad was stated to be out of danger.
The police official inquiries from Bilal’s employee and some area shopkeepers established that some unidentified armed men had visited the shop twice last month.
He said Bilal had started his business in Mohafiz Town some time ago.
Victims’ father Muhammad Shafi said they had no dispute or enmity with anyone.