The police in Pakistan are now investigating an incident which saw armed men open fire on a group of transgender people in an affluent neighbourhood in the city of Karachi, which claimed the life of one person.
According to a police officer identified as Aurangzeb Khattak, the shooting which occurred overnight on Wednesday saw the gunmen who were riding in a 4WD vehicle first harass the group by throwing rotten eggs at them and then opened fire, resulting in the death of a victim, Chanda Sharmeeli.
“We are investigating the murder of victim, and from what we can understand so far, is that this was a personal argument gone too far,” he told Al Jazeera.
“It doesn’t seem like there was a history of animosity.”
Khattak said shell casings from a 9mm pistol were found at the scene and that investigators were using surveillance camera footage to trace the 4WD vehicle and arrest the culprits.
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