An unidentified gunman opened fire inside a dental clinic in Karachi’s Saddar neighbourhood on Wednesday afternoon, killing a Chinese national and injuring two others, according to a police official.
SSP South Asad Raza told reporters at the crime scene that one person had been killed and two others had been hurt and taken to a hospital for treatment. He verified that all three of them were Chinese.
The official reported that the attacker, who was in his early 30s, was dressed in blue shirt and blue pants. He entered the facility while posing as a patient. The victims had operated the dentistry office for a considerable amount of time without receiving any threats.
The victims were identified as 25-year-old RonilD Raimond Chaw (sic), 72-year-old Margrade, and 74-year-old Richard by the police in a news release that was later released.
A guy with bullet wounds was brought dead to the Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital, according to police surgeon Dr. Summaiya Syed. Two other people, a man and a woman, were brought in injured condition to the Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Center, according to Dr. Syed.
The two injured foreign nationals both had abdominal bullet wounds, according to the police surgeon, and their conditions were critical. Murad Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh, was informed about the murder, a spokesperson said.
The CM asked the Karachi Additional IGP for a thorough report. According to the official statement, Shah also mandated the attackers’ quick arrest and noted that such incidents were intolerable.
This event is the most recent in a string of assaults against Chinese citizens in the nation. Three Chinese nationals were killed in a suicide attack in April in front of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi (KU).