LAHORE - Unidentified armed men gunned down a former policeman here on Sunday and fled the scene after committing the crime.

The incident took place in P-Block of Sabzazar Lahore where two armed motorcyclists ambushed ex-police cop named Malik Liaquat while he was on his way home. As a result of firing the ex-cop died on the spot while the assailants sped away after committing the murder.

Police feared that the deceased was in dispute with a group over issue of ownership of a commercial plaza and the shooting incident could be outcome of the same issue. The body was shifted to dead house and the police after registering a case into the incident have started search for the assailants.