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American Killed Three in Mazang Chowk Lahore

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A US national shot three persons dead and injured another at Mazang Road in Lahore. Three people were killed when a US national opened fire on motorcycle riders and hit another with his car in an attempt to escape from the scene at Mazang Chowk.

American Killed Three in Mazang Chowk Lahore
American Killed Three in Mazang Chowk Lahore

According to details, the man identified as Davis, reportedly a staffer of the US Consulate, opened fire at two persons ridding a motorcycle, injuring them seriously. Both the injured were shifted to Services Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
“The American national told us he was driving his vehicle and stopped at a traffic signal. He saw motorcycle riders and one pulled out a pistol. The man told us he then pulled out his pistol and fired in self-defence,” Lahore police chief Aslam Tarin told AFP.
“He’s an American national. He’s in our custody and we are investigating.”
A third Pakistani man was killed a short time later when a car from the US consulate in Lahore hit two pedestrians at the scene of the shooting, Tarin added.
“One person died in the accident,” Tarin said.
Television footage showed that a crowd had gathered at the scene of the incidents, setting tyres on fire in protest.
The US embassy in Islamabad confirmed the man involved was a consular official.
“We can confirm he’s a consular employee, but we don’t know exactly what happened. There’s a lot of speculation and we’re speaking with the police to find out exactly what happened,” US embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez told AFP.
Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif has ordered Inspector General (IG) Punjab to submit a report on the incident.
Another motorcyclist was also injured when hit by the speeding car of Davis who was escaping from the crime scene. The injured was rushed to Services Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds during treatment.

Later, the suspect was apprehended by police and taken to Old Anarkali police station. Police also recovered arms from his possession.

According to SP Operation Umer Saeed, Davis killed motorcycle riders in self-defence.

He said that a weapon was recovered from the possession of motorcyclists.

People staged protest soon after the incident outside Old Anarkali Police Station and burned tyres. They demanded handing over of the accused to them.

Later, Police shifted the American national to an unknown location. Police said that case has been registered against Davis.

Meanwhile, information officer at the US Consulate refused to comment on the incident.

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