Three people were killed and two others injured as a result of a shooting on the Super Highway in Karachi, police officials said Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Ayub, Niaz Ali and Rasool, according to Dr Seemi Jamali, in-charge of the Jinnah Hospital’s emergency ward.
The injured persons were identified as Wali and Hameed Khan.
Malir Senior Superintendent of Police Ali Raza said that a group of transporters was protesting near the Kathore bridge when the shooting took place.
However, it could not be immediately ascertained as to who opened the fire.
The situation in the vicinity got tensed after the incident. Officials also summoned additional contingents of police to maintain law and order.
The police said they were investigating the matter.