A 48-year-old man was shot at by two bike-borne men who chased him for around 100 metres on a crowded road at the Kanti nagar market in east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar on Tuesday afternoon.
The man, Charanjeet Singh alias Dabbu, an alleged habitual offender from Usmanpur area in northeast Delhi, sustained a bullet injury on his shoulder.
Police suspect the incident was a fallout of a property dispute Dabbu had with another habitual offender from Jafrabad area.
Eyewitnesses said that in order to save himself, Dabbu ran inside a shop and hid himself inside a glass door. The attackers followed him and fired at him from outside the shop.
The bullet pierced the glass door and hit Dabbu’s shoulder. He was admitted to a nearby hospital where his condition was said to be out of danger, said police.
A police officer said the crime was captured in one of the CCTV cameras at the market. A case of attempt to murder and arms act was registered at the Krishna Nagar police station and teams were formed to trace the attackers.
The attackers were identified as Saurabh and Sunil, said the officer.
A preliminary probe into the crime revealed Dabbu had a dispute with another criminal from Jafrabad over a 50-square yard land in northeast Delhi.
They had reportedly clashed in the past over the same dispute. “Our teams are making efforts to trace the attackers and bring them to book at the earliest,” said the officer.