Karachi: Nine people, including a naval officer and a rangers personnel, were killed in different firing incidents in the city on Wednesday.
A Pakistan Navy officer Captain Muhammad Nadeem 45, son of Naseer, was shot dead and his wife wounded near National Stadium, within the jurisdiction of Shahrah-e-Faisal police station.
The body and injured were taken to a naval hospital. Separately, four people, including a rangers personnel were killed in firing at Shah Baig Lane, Lyari, in the remit of Baghdadi police station.
The martyred official was identified as Sohail, 23, son of Akhtar. He embraced martyrdom during exchange of firing with criminals. Three alleged criminals were killed in the shootout, who were identified as Moulla Saleem 45, Aziz 25, and Aman 22.
The bodies were moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities
A 22-years-old Ayaz, son of Abdullah was gunned down by unidentified armed men in Chanesar Goth, Mehmoodabad area of Jamshaid Town, within the remit of Mehmoodabad police station. The body was moved to JPMC for an autopsy.
Mehmoodabad Police said victim was resident of same area where the incident took place and associated with a religious party.
In other incident, a 26-years-old man, Imran, son of Salman, was shot dead in firing by unidentified armed men in Shah Faisal Colony No 3, within the precincts of Shah Faisal Colony police station.
The body was moved to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.
Shah Faisal police said victim received four bullets in upper torso and died before he could be taken to hospital.
A 45-years-old man, Ejaz, son of Yaqoob, resident of Metroville was gunned down by unidentified armed men near Frontier Colony Mor (roundabout), Orangi Town, within the remit of Mominabad police station.
The body was moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities.
Mominabad police said victim received one bullet in his upper torso which proved fatal.
Separately, a political activist was shot dead in Orangi Town, within the jurisdiction of Iqbal Market police station. The victim was identified as Sheikh Babar alias Shakil Mota 40, son of Sheikh Rustam.
The body was shifted to ASH for autopsy. Police said man received five bullets in his upper torso and died before he could be taken to hospital.