LAHORE - A drunken man shot his friend dead and injured three others in Gowalmandi area, police officials said on Wednesday.

The dipso gunman, named as Mental Butt, and his accomplice Yasir Butt were ‘partying’ with others, when they had a clash. “Suddenly, Mental Butt took out gun, put it into Imran’s mouth and fired,” the SHO quoted one of the injured as saying. That resulted in the 24-year-old banker’s death. The injured were rushed to hospital.

The police also said the attackers fired several shots in panic while escaping, creating fear and terror in the Walled City. The deceased was known as Muhammad Imran, resident of 7-Flemming Road, while Bablo, Javed and Ali Hussain sustained serious bullet injuries.

“We don’t know the real name of the killer. Imran’s family say the killers are Mental Butt and Yasir Butt,” the SHO said.

Later on, the body was removed to the morgue for autopsy and a probe was started as a case had been registered on the complaint of Abdul Majeed, father of the deceased. The investigators claim raids are underway for the arrest of culprits.