LAHORE - A man went berserk over a monetary dispute and opened gunfire on his two brothers and a nephew at there store in Loha market Misri Shah on Friday, police said. One of his brothers died on the spot while his nephew and elder brother were admitted to a local hospital in critical condition. The attacker fled from the scene. Police investigators said that three brothers, Haider, Shahid, and Arif were sitting at their iron store located in Loha Market on early Friday when Haider exchanged harsh words with his brothers over a monetary dispute. Haider also abused his nephew Talha and later took out a gun and opened straight fire on his family members. As a result, Arif died on the spot while Shahid and his son Talha were admitted to a local hospital in serious condition. The killer managed to escape from the crime scene. The police have removed the body to the morgue for autopsy and are investigating with no arrest made yet.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 12-Apr-2014