RAWALPINDI  - Three people belonging to Shia sect were gunned down and one injured by two unknown assailants near HBL on Chirah Road at Sadiqabad here on Friday. The police and Rescue 1122 shifted the dead bodies first to BBH then to DHQ mortuary whereas the injured was being cured at HFH.

The deceased were identified as Syed Fiaz Shah, Syed Hamza and Ali Sherazi while the injured as Amad Shah.According to sources and eyewitnesses, the two killers attacked the four men in a street with lethal weapons. As a result, three died on the spot.

"The attackers managed escape from the scene," the sources said, adding that it seemed to be a target killing. However, DSP New Town Circle Faisal expelled the impression that it was the target killing incident.  He said that it was yet to be investigated whether the attack was result of old enmity or target killing.  Acting CPO and SP Rawal Division did not respond to calls made by this scribe when contacted for their comments. On the other hand a large number of relatives of deceased gathered at DHQ and protested against the killings.