3 killed, 4 injured in Karachi firing incidents
KARACHI: Unidentified armed men targeted people at a bus stop and at other places on the MA Jinnah Road and Korangi areas late on Monday night, killing three and injuring four, including a woman. Police said that Raja Alauddin, 50, was shot dead while three others were injured in the Preedy area.DIG South Range Shaukat Ali Shah said that the incident happened late on Monday night on the MA Jinnah Road near the Capri Cinema, when four to five armed men riding motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire at a bus stop. As a result, four people, including a woman, got injured and were shifted to the Civil Hospital, Karachi (CHK).
A police van conducting search near the Jinnah Lawn saw the attackers and raised alarm. On seeing the police, the assailants opened fire, which caused retaliation from the police. However, due to rush, the attackers took advantage and escaped towards the Tibet Center area.
DIG Shah confirmed the attack, saying they had got the CCTV footage of the crime scene. The criminals had used small arms like TT pistols in the offence. Police had also gathered empty shells from the spot.
The CHK sources said that four injured Latif, Raja Alauddin, Ms Robina, Akram and Sagheer were shifted to the hospital. During treatment, Raja Alauddin succumbed to his injuries. In another incident, armed men gunned down a bus driver Sher Ali in Zaman Town police limits. SHO Dilawer Jokhio of Zaman Town PS said that the incident took place near Nasir Jump outside the VIP Marriage Lawn late on Monday night.
Jokhio said that Sher Ali was shot at and injured. He was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where he breathed his last. The deceased had received a single bullet wound on his head, which became the cause of his death.
During investigation, it was found that the deceased was the owner of a bus and on Monday night he took a family from Korangi to the VIP Marriage Lawn, which was booked for a marriage party. The deceased, along with his conductor, Asghar, was sitting inside the bus when two armed men riding a motorcycle came and started robbing them.
In the meantime, Ali jumped from the bus and ran towards the marriage lawn during which the criminals killed him. The deceased was a resident of Korangi No5 and the only breadearner of his family.
A case has been registered and investigation is under way. In Awami Colony, unknown attackers gunned down a man and injured another person. SHO Jawed Brohi said that the incident happened at a ground situated in Korangi No4 late on Monday night. He added that two armed men riding a motorcycle came and opened fire on the people sitting at the ground. As a result, Imran and one unknown person received injuries. They were taken to the JPMC, where one of the injured, whose identity could not be ascertained, succumbed to his injuries. Police have registered a case and started investigation.