Karachi violence claims four lives (Update)

KARACHI: The firing incidents continued unabated in the city on Thursday, claiming lives of at least four people while injuring four others.

According to rescue sources, more than 20 motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire near Tower bus stop, killing one person and injuring two others. The firing created panic in the area. The motorcyclists were able to flee from the scene.

The identity of the 28-year-old deceased was not yet ascertained while the injured were identified as 30-year-old Imran, son of Younus and 34-year-old Mehmood, son of Ghaffar. The body and injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi.

In another incident, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a hotel in Bahadurabad area, within the limits of Ferozabad Police Station, injuring four people out which two succumbed to injuries on their way to hospital.

According to a police official, Shahbaz, at Ferozabad Police Station, the deceased were identified as 50-year-old Abdul Rehman and 35-year-old Sheikh Munir. They used to run a motor showroom in the area.

Meanwhile, the identities of the injured were not known. The bodies and injured have been shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

Separately, the body of a 25-year-old man was recovered from Lyari Expressway. The identity of the deceased was still not known and was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.