Three persons were gunned down over old enmity here on Wednesday.

Yasir Cheema, a resident of Talwandi Mosa Khan, along with Ali Raza, Ahsanullah and Muhammad Asghar was going to district court for hearing. Near Sheikh Rajada, the members of two groups including Awais and Azam exchanged hot words, and then opened fire at each other.

Resultantly, Awais and Azam of Mitho group and Yasir Cheema of Cheema group died on the spot while Ali Raza and Ahsanullah received bullet injuries and were shifted to a Lahore hospital due to serious condition.

Meanwhile, the police arrested a motorcycle lifter gang and recovered 30 motorcycles. In preliminary investigations, accused persons Nawaz, Naveed and Ehsan told the Model Town police that they used master key to open the lock of motorcycles and then steal, and then shift them to Dera Ismael Khan and other frontier areas.