'Doctor' shot dead in targeted attack on city's outskirts.

KARACHI -- A man, said to be a doctor having clinic on the outskirts of the metropolis, was shot dead in what appeared to be an incident of targeted killing on Saturday.

Gadap City SHO Zulfiqar Arain said that Muhammad Haroon left his home in Qasim Goth near Usmania Restaurant on a motorbike for his 'clinic'. He was about to park his motorbike outside the 'clinic' when a car hit him. As he fell, two unknown occupants of the four-wheeler opened indiscriminate fire and escaped.

He suffered four bullet wounds and was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. He was in his mid-40s.

Investigators collected five spent bullet casings from the crime scene. The victim originally hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The area SHO said that preliminary investigations suggested that the victim was not a qualified doctor, but a quack.

Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur told Dawn the murder was being probed from different aspects including personal enmity.

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