Pakistan

Two brothers killed, two injured after unidentified gunmen target car at Karachi's Guru Mandir

Police term incident a case of target killing in which six suspects on three motorcycles targeted car as seen in CCTV footage

Afzal Nadeem Dogar | Kashif Mushtaq | Qamar Ali | Tariq Moin Siddiqui
May 30, 2024
Two brothers killed, two injured after unidentified gunmen target car at Karachis Guru Mandir
A photograph of the targeted, bullet-ridden car. — Photo by author

KARACHI: At least two brothers were killed and two were injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire on their car near Guru Mandir in Karachi Thursday morning, police told Geo News.

According to Superintendent of Police Aleena Rajpar, the incident appears to be a case of target killing in which six suspects on three motorcycles targeted the car.

All the occupants of the car were identified as brothers and were commuting to the city court for a hearing, as per the police.

"Efforts are being made to find out the motive behind the incident," said the police.

The suspects are seen targeting the vehicle in a CCTV footage obtained by Geo News.

CCTV footage of the incident shows six men on three motorcycles shooting at the car. — Video provided by author

The SP added a 9mm pistol was used in the firing, while 18 bullet casings have been recovered from the incident's site.

The occupants of the car, the police said, were shifted to a private hospital for treatment during which two of them died and the other two remain severely injured, while one of them is in critical condition. One brother, however, miraculously survived the attack, said the police official.

The police said it had collected evidence from the crime scene and added that the gun attack had been allegedly carried out due to enmity.

Earlier SP Rajpar of the Jamshed Quarters, during a presser, said that the police were trying to obtain the CCTV video of the crime scene.

She informed the media that both brothers killed in the gun attack were identified as Sajid Aurangzeb and Omair Aurangzeb, while those injured were Wajid and Zubair.

Governor Tessori seeks report

Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori has sought a report on the incident from the city’s police chief, a spokesperson of the Governor House said.

“Those involved in the firing should be immediately arrested,” the governor in his directives, adding that such an incident in the middle of the city is very alarming.


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