Two people, including former workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were shot dead in shootings in North Karachi and Baldia City on Saturday.
According to police, a man was shot and killed in a shooting incident that took place in North Karachi Sector 5A within the boundaries of the Khawaja Ajmair Nagri Police Station. The victim was shot once in the head and died on the spot. The victim was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical-legal formalities where he was identified as 37-year-old Rehan Farooqui, son of Qayyum Farooqui, a resident of Sector 5-M in North Karachi.
Police said witnesses told them that the man was shot and killed by an unidentified person on a motorbike. They said he had been linked with MQM in the past; However, he has no affiliation with any political party at this time. Police suspect the attackers summoned the victim in an abandoned place, where they shot and fled.
Police said they were trying to get the mobile data of the deceased for help in investigating the incident. A case has been registered and the investigation is continuing. Separately, a man was shot dead while he was sitting in a car in Sector A-3 in Baldia City.
The victim was taken to the Karachi Civil Hospital where he was identified as Asadullah, Habibullah’s son. Police said the man was summoned by an unidentified person, who also sat with the victim in the car and fled after shooting him. Police found four empty bullets from a 9mm pistol at the crime scene. The police have registered a case and started an investigation.
Three people were injured in the shooting incident that took place at Janjal Goth under the authority of the Superhighway Site Police Station.
The wounded were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment. The victims were identified as Amjad Nizam, Roshan and Amjad Ibrahim. Police said the incident occurred when the three men turned down the offer of mugging. The case has been registered and the investigation is continuing.