LAHORE - Dacoits gunned down a passerby and wounded another on resistance in North Cantonment police precincts on Monday.

An eyewitness said that two motorcyclists held up a woman at gunpoint near Sadar roundabout and demanded cash and gold ornaments. A passerby who witnessed the robbery attempt immediately reacted and tried to overpower the bandits. The gunmen opened indiscriminate on him.

As a result, the youth identified as Muhammad Faheem died on the spot while a labourer sustained bullet wounds. The injured was rushed to hospital in serious condition. The motorcyclists managed escape f. Police reached the spot and moved the body to the morgue for autopsy.

In another incident, robbers shot and wounded a man and his son in Ichhra police limits. Police sources claimed that the man, unidentified so far, riding on a motorcycle along with his son was coming back after withdrawing cash from a bank when two gunmen stopped them near Shama Chowk. As the man and his son tried to make hue and cry, the bandits fired shots at them and fled after snatching cash bag. Both the man and his son sustained bullet injuries and were rushed to hospital. The police are investigating.

Meanwhile, robbers continued their looting spree in the provincial metropolis on Monday, looted families, motorists, and passersby and made off with cash and gold ornaments worth Rs1 million.

According to police sources, two motorcyclists stopped Jameel and his wife at gunpoint in Harbanspura police vicinity. The bandits fled after collecting cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 200,000. The police are investigating with no arrest made yet.

Similarly, armed bandits riding on motorcycles snatched away Rs 172,000 from Haris in the limits of Johar Town police.

Also, Muhammad Saad was deprived of Rs 22,000 in Ghalib Market while dacoits held up Muhammad Bilal in Lower Mall police area and snatched away Rs 75,000 from him.

Gunmen riding on motorcycles also looted passersby and families in Kot Lakhpat, Defense-C, Old Anarkali, Baghbanpura, Shahdara, Gulberg, and Mustafa Town and fled after collecting cash, gold ornaments, and mobile phones worth Rs 500,000 after holding the victims hostage. Not enough, two cars and five motorcycles were either snatched or stolen away from different parts of the provincial capital.