Islamabad: Shopkeeper gunned down
ISLAMABAD: A shopkeeper was gunned down in capital’s rural area on Monday, police said. Preliminary investigation suggested that the attackers and the victim were acquaintances. The police said two persons riding a motorbike came over to a medical store in Ghori Town Phase–II and asked its owner, Fazal Waheed, 30, a native of Nowshera, about a pistol, and asked him to return it.
However they engaged in a heated argument, and Fazal told the motorcylists to shoot him if they wanted to when they threatened him of dire consequences. Infuriated, they opened fire on him and fled.
The police and rescue workers were informed who reached the spot and shifted the injured to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Other shopkeepers who witnessed the row told the police that it seemed the attackers and the deceased knew each other.