LAHORE Eight people including four children and two women were killed in two separate incidents of murder within an hour in the provincial metropolis on Wednesday evening. In the first incident, a couple along with their two children was shot dead by unidentified accused over an unknown reason in Bhatti Gate police precincts. Reportedly, Muhammad Usman alias Heera (40), a property dealer and a transporter, was residing at Bazaar Hakeemwala with his brothers. He had an old enmity with one Wali Khan. According to the police, Usman, his wife Roohi, six-month-old son Harris and two-year-old daughter came home after shopping on Wednesday evening. While they were entering their house, two unknown accused opened indiscriminate firing on them. They sustained severe bullet injuries and died on the spot. The killers, however, managed to flee from the site on their motorbike. On receiving information, the police reached the spot and sent the dead bodies to the morgue for autopsy. The SP Investigation City Division said that Usman returned from Dubai two years back. He said that the accused attacked the family during loadshedding and escaped from the scene taking advantage of the darkness. He said that Usman had rivalry with Wali Khan, adding, his brothers with whom he was living were reluctant to give any details. In another incident, a man shot dead his brother, sister-in-law and their two children in the jurisdiction of Shadbagh police. Police said that Ali Ahmed (40), a resident of Farooqabad, shifted to Neelam Chowk Makhanpura three years ago. They said that Alis younger brother Noor alias Noora was a habitual gambler, who used to demand money from him for gambling. They further said that Noor developed grudge against Ali as he was not lending him the money lately. On Wednesday evening, Noor turned up with a gun and fired indiscriminately at his brother Ali Ahmed and his family sitting in the balcony of the house. As a result, Ali, his wife Rukhsana, four-year-old son Anas and eight-year-old Omer received bullet injuries and died instantly. However, five-year-old Munaza, daughter of Ali, who was sleeping in a room at that time, is safe. Further investigations are underway.