Karachi: Two shot dead by carjackers in Korangi
KARACHI: In what is being described as an unsuccessful carjacking attempt, unidentified persons shot dead two men in a Korangi locality on Monday, police said.
They said that two armed men on a motorcycle intercepted Abdul Majid who was driving his Suzuki pickup (CL-8924) in Korangi No 5 at around 7am within the remit of the Zaman Town police station.
They said apparently Mr Majid offered resistance and the suspects opened indiscriminate fire and escaped.
The bullets hit Mr Majid as well as a passer-by, later identified as Amir, and they died on the spot.
The bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.
The police said that Mr Majid ran a pick-and-drop service for schoolchildren. He was the father of two.
Zaman Town SHO Hatim Marwat described the incident as a car snatching bid.
He said that the victims lived in the same area and were not affiliated with any political or religious party.
He said Amir had just come out of a nearby mosque when he was hit by a bullet. He was the father of two and a painter by profession.
A case (FIR 615/11) was registered at the Zaman Town police station against unidentified men on a complaint of Abdul Rasheed, Mr Majid’s father.