American National shot in Karachi

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:32

KARACHI: An American national was shot, critically injuring her on shaheed-Millat Road, Karachi on Thursday, later to be taken to the hospital.

In a street crime incident on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, vice-principal of the Jinnah Medical and Dental College's student affairs wing was shot and critically injured on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, police said.

Police identified the victim as American national Debra Lobo, and said she was attacked by four unidentified gunmen as she left the college premises on Shaheed-e-Millat Road.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment, where doctors are trying to save her life.

A police official told that 55-year-old Mrs Lobo had left the college at 3:00pm for her home when four gunmen shot her twice in the cheek and shoulder. He added that she hails from California.

Earlier today, Preedy Police Station's Station House Officer (SHO) was gunned down in Akhtar Colony.

SHO Aijaz Khawaja was in his car when he was severely injured after gunmen fired at him. He was rushed to Jinnah hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Rampant violence has terrorised Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city and economic heartbeat, in recent years, but a recent security crackdown seems to have brought a lull in the bloodshed.

Kidnappings for ransom, sectarian attacks and gang warfare have spiralled since 2008, terrifying the city's 18 million inhabitants and prompting tens of thousands of businessmen to flee to the safety of Punjab province.

The city claimed a grisly record in 2014 as 2,029 people were murdered on its streets, according to the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS).

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