KARACHI - At least five people were wounded when unidentified gunmen went on a shooting spree immediately following the killing of a local leader of the Awami National Party on Monday.

Furqan Shah, 32, son of Farman Shah, was vice-president of the ANP’s District West ward. Unconfirmed reports detailed that Shah was killed over an extortion dispute. But, SHO Abdul Moid insisted that it was a targeted killing.  Two unidentified gunmen, riding a bike, opened fire on him in Hasrat Mohani Colony in the limits of the Pak Colony Police Station. The ANP leader was fatally hurt and ferried to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.  Following his death, violence sparked in Pak Colony and its surrounding areas, where unidentified armed men restored to indiscriminate firing, wounding at least five people.

Hasnain Nasir, Ishaq, Akhtar Hussain, Zulfiqar and Basharat were shifted to the ASH for treatment.

All commercial and routine activities in the locality were suspended. Heavy contingents of police and Sindh Rangers were called in.

Investigators said that Shah was driver by profession. No case was registered till the filing of this report.

Separately, police found body of a man from a nullah in Nasir Colony, Korangi, in the limits of the Zaman Town Police Station. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for post-mortem, where doctor said the victim died due to suffocation and he also bore torture marks on his body. They said the victim appeared to be Seraiki-speaking.

Later, the body was moved to a morgue for identification. A case has been lodged against unidentified killers.