Karachi: Cop among three injured in robbery shootout
KARACHI: Three people, one of whom a police officer, suffered bullet wounds in an encounter between Kharadar police and robbers on Thursday.
Three men riding motorcycles were looting cash and other valuables from the owner of a shop in the Khajoor Bazaar when a police mobile arrived on the scene. The robbers opened fire on the vehicle, injuring Constable Sharif, aged 45, and an unidentified passer-by of 60.
The police returned fire, wounding one of the robbers. The injured and one of his accomplices were arrested; however, the third suspect managed to flee. The injured were taken to the Civil Hospital. During the initial interrogation, the 20-year-old injured suspect disclosed his name as Eissa. Police officials said they had seized two TT pistols form them.