LAHORE: At least three people were killed and eight injured in an exchange of fire between rival groups on late Wednesday, during a marriage ceremony.

The incident took place in Johar Town, Lahore. Firing caused a stampede inside the marriage hall.

The dead were identified as Imran Shafi, Shahbaz and Abdul Khaliq. Imran Shafi is nephew of Minister of National Assembly Afzal Khokar and Minister of Provincial Assembly Saif-ul-Malook Khokar. He was brought to Doctor’s Hospital, but he did not survive. A security guard was also killed in the incident.

According to police sources, eight people were injured in the deadly fight. Rescue teams reached the location immediately.

Punjab IG took notice of the incident and sought report of the incident from Lahore CCPO.

As per sources, the firing resulted due to dispute between rival groups of Malik Aslam and Ashraf Bhatti.