LAHORE: Two lawyers were killed when a person opened fire in a sessions court Tuesday.
According to the SSP investigation, the killed lawyers are Rana Ishtiaq and Owais. The armed person, Kashif Rajput, opened fire at Ishtiaq — who is his cousin — over a family dispute, the police official added.
Subsequently, Owais, also came under fire and was left injured.
The deceased body was in the court premises while Owais was taken to Mayo Hospital where he succumbed to the bullet wounds.
Kashif, who was later arrested, was in the garb of a lawyer. However, it has yet to be ascertained whether he is actually one or not.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif took notice of the incident, seeking a report from capital city police officer Lahore.
On January 31, a head constable and an under-custody suspect were killed at the same site.
An under-custody suspect was shot dead after a gunman opened fire on him within the vicinity of the sessions court.
Head Constable Asif succumbed to his wounds on his way to the hospital. Sources said that the head constable lost his life while attempting to bring the situation under control.
The incident occurred outside the court of Additional Sessions Judge Imran Shafi.
All the gates of the sessions court were shut and a search for the suspect was initiated. After clearing the court premises, the police said the suspect had fled.
The alleged shooter was identified as Tauqeer.