A Chinese national who was critically injured in Karachi on Monday when unknown suspects opened fire at his car has died, said the doctors at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
Unknown suspects in a car opened fire at 46-year-old Chen Zhu’s car in Clifton near Zamzama Park, in what police have called a targeted attack.
Initially, station house officer (SHO) Clifton had said that Chen, the managing director of a shipping firm in Karachi, was travelling alone in the car. It later emerged that a second Chinese national accompanying him was buying vegetables at the time of the attack and took refuge in a nearby superstore when he heard the firing.
According to police, Chen was shot in the head, while a 30-year-old passer-by was shot in the leg.
“It appears to be a targeted incident,” police said. Nine bullet casings were recovered from the site of the attack.
The injured were shifted to JPMC, where Dr Seemin Jamali confirmed that the Chinese national had received a head injury and was in a critical condition. She later said that the man died during treatment.
Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the incident and ordered deputy inspector general south to start an inquiry into the matter.
“All measures should be taken to ensure that the suspects are arrested,” the minister said.
The Sindh inspector general of police has assigned the investigation of the incident to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officer Raja Umer Khattab. He also directed CTD to register a first information report of the killing.