Independence Day Eve celebratory aerial firing in Karachi has left at least two people dead and over 80 injured!
As soon as the clock struck midnight on 14 Aug, the port city rattled with firing noises.
The firing incidents took place in different areas of Karachi including Lyari, Garden, Landhi, Korangi, Mehmoodabad, New Karachi, Bilal Colony, Scheme 33, and other localities which resulted in more than 80 injuries.
According to the rescue sources, a woman was killed after a bullet hit her from an unknown direction in the city’s Numaish Chowrangi area.
According to Jamshed Quarters Station House Officer (SHO) Gul Baig, a 25-year-old woman was traveling along with her family on a motorbike and was hit by a bullet fired from an unknown direction when she was passing through the People’s Chowrangi.
The victim was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where doctors pronounced her dead, according to police surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed.
In another incident, a man asleep on the roof of his house in Lyari’s Aath Chowk was shot dead by a stray bullet.
The SHO added that the man was taken to Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) where doctors pronounced him dead.
The rescue sources added that 24 injured people were shifted to Civil Hospital, 29 to Jinnah Hospital, and 30 to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
The police said eight suspects were arrested in Karachi on allegations of aerial firing on the eve of Independence Day.