One person was killed and six others were injured in a firing incident over a trivial issue in Nowshera on Saturday. Local sources said a man became furious after children pelted stone at his gate and came out of his house and opened firing. A passer-by Farooq (30) was killed in the firing, while six other people, including children sustained injuries. The injured were identified as 12-year-old Nabeel, 13-year-old Zohaib, 20-year-old Shahrukh, 45-year-old Fazal Muhammad, 27-year-old Abdur Razzaq and 25-year-old Noor Ahmed.
The injured persons were initially taken to District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera from where they were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar due to their critical condition.
The area people staged protest against the incident. They kept the body on Jehangira Road and recorded protest. The body was later on shifted to hospital in Shabqadar. However, Hamid was later on shifted to Peshawar due to his critical condition.
Police arrived at the scene after the incident and initiated investigation. Policemen encircled the whole village and conducted raids to arrest the alleged culprit. However, no arrest was made till filing of this report.