KARACHI - Bilawal House security officer, Khalid Shahenshah was gunned down here on Tuesday in the limits of Clifton Town Police Station. Some unidentified armed men targeted Shahenshah outside his residence, bungalow number 81/1, street number 24, at Khayaban-e-Bukhari. As a result, he sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the Ziauddin Hospital but could not survive. His body was shifted to the Bilawal House after autopsy at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), said MLO Dr Razzak Sheikh. PPP leaders including Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Waqar Mehdi, Ejaz Durrani and a number of party workers and supporters reached the hospital after getting the news of the incident. The angry people chanted slogans and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. Shahenshah was on way to home in his car after attending a meeting at Bilawal House but stopped at a shrine a few metres away from his residence where the incident took place. Police claimed to have recovered the Suzuki Mehran car used by the culprits in the incident. They left the car, bearing a fake government number plate GS-3909, near Sultan Mosque, DHA. On the other hand, Sajjad, the watchman at Shahenshah's residence, told the police that was unlocking the gate after hearing the horn of the car when assailants started firing. Shela Raza, Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly, said that Shahenshah was a senior party worker having knowledge about the tragic incident of 27th December, which claimed the life PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto. Sindh Home Minister, Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, declared the incident a target killing aimed at creating rifts in the party. He alleged killers of Shahenshah were also responsible for the 7th July blasts in Karachi. Inspector General Sindh Police (IGP), Sultan Sallahuddin Babar Khattak, CCPO Wasim Ahmed, DIG (Investigation) Ghulam Qadir Thebu, South Zone DIG Iqbal Mehmood, Clifton Town SP Azad Khan and other officials inspected the site of the incident. Investigators have found almost 39 empty shells of bullets from the spot which shows that assailants took two to three minutes and used SMG rifle, 222 rifle and 9mm pistols to accomplish their mission. According to his family sources, Shahenshah was born in Liaquatabad and later shifted to Block 2, Azizabad. In 1991, he was shifted to Defence. The deceased began his career as a PSF activist and later took part in various elections on PPP ticket but could never win a seat. Investigators of the assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had also suspicion about Sahanshah's mysterious activities on the stage in Rawalpindi before that tragic incident. But surprisingly, sources in the Bilawal House informed The Nation that Shahenshah was without any security guard for the last four days before his death. Reportely, the deceased used to run a Rummy Club near his residence at Bhangoria Colony, Azizabad and had confrontation with late underworld don Shoaib Khan but after his death, Shahenshah occupied former's club at Hockey Stadium. A few months back, a clash took place between his supporters and those of Nawab Khan, the younger brother of Shoaib. Resultantly, one of Shahenshah's men was killed on the spot. Source added that Shahenshah had also dispute with a group active in the area of Ranchorline. A police official, seeking anonymity, told that radical forces could be behind the incident because intelligence agencies have already pointed out that Taliban would target PPP leaders. Another source also claimed that it might be possible that Shahenshah was killed by his accomplices over the issue of rummy clubs.