One dead, two hurt as Ahmedi family attacked
Karachi: A member of the Ahmedi community was gunned down while his son and a friend were injured in an attack near Numaish on Tuesday.
Hamid Ahmed, his 17-year-old son Usama and friend Salman were returning home when unidentified attackers opened fire at their car in Street No. 3, Soldier Bazaar.
The victims were taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital, where Ahmed succumbed to his wounds while the others were admitted in a critical condition, Jamshed Town SDPO Zameer Abbasi said. The deceased was shot multiple bullets with a 9mm pistol in the upper torso that proved fatal. The spent bullet casings found at the crime scene have been sent for forensic tests.
Ahmed, who was a chartered accountant at a private firm, was heading toward his home in Gulshan-e-Iqbal in the evening after completing his work at office. When the victims reached Numaish Chowrangi, where a power protest was being held, they decided to change their route and took the way through Soldier Bazaar.
As they were passing through Street No. 3, two men riding on a motorcycle came across and opened fire at their Honda Civic car, injuring the occupants.
Police believe that the assailants had been chasing the victim since he left his office and targeted him in Soldier Bazaar.
Investigators have termed the murder of Ahmed a part of the ongoing target killings of Ahmedi community members.
Man gunned down
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A man was shot dead in an exchange of fire between two rival groups in the Purana Haji Camp area, Napier police said.
The man identified as Shakeel alias Sheesh was a Lyari-based gangster, Eidgah SDPO Chaudhry Pervez Iqbal said.