At least four persons were killed and several others injured in fresh spate of violence in different localities of the metropolis on Wednesday. The police arrested an alleged target killer.

According to police, unknown gunmen opened fire at a man in Baldia Town Sector IV injuring him severely and fled away. The injured identified as Raza Khan, 32, was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Bullet riddled and tortured body of a man whose identity has not been ascertained was recovered from Methadar locality.Police found dead bodies of two dairy farm employees in Malir Cantt. The deceased was kidnapped and later shot dead after torture, police said.

The bodies were shifted to Jinnah Hospital for medico-legal requirements.

Meanwhile, firing incidents continued across the city during which more than a dozen persons were reported injured. The injured were shifted to various hospitals of concerned areas.

SSP East Imran Shaukat said that police during a raid arrested an alleged target killer involved in eight incidents of target killing from Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the city.

He confessed killing some of the political activists and his affiliation with a political party.