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Delhi: three injured in shooting incidents

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 20, 2013
First Published: 00:20 IST(20/7/2013) | Last Updated: 00:21 IST(20/7/2013)

Three persons have suffered bullet wounds after being fired at in two different parts of the city in the last 24 hours.

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The first incident took place in north west Delhi’s Model Town area on Friday afternoon when two bike-borne snatchers fired at a crowd to scare them.

Police said the youths were trying to flee after snatching a gold chain of one Narendra, when the victim and some other locals chased them.

The youths, in an attempt to scare off their pursuers, fired twice — once in the air and once targeting Narendra.

The second bullet, though, missed its target and hit a passerby, identified as Chandra Prakash, in his leg.

“A call was made to the police control room and the victim rushed to a nearby hospital. His condition is stated to be stable. We have registered a case and are looking for the assailants,” said a senior police officer.

In the other incident, two youths were thrashed and subsequently shot at by five bike-borne men in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area on Thursday night. The victims, who were heading towards Shahdara on a motorcycle, were later admitted at Sushruta Trauma Centre.

They have been identified as Rehan and Gullu, both residents of Seelampur.


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