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One dead in Agra market shootout

One person was killed and two injured when gunmen stormed into a jeweller's shop in Agra's crowded Shah Ganj market, police said on Monday.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2009 10:59 IST

One person was killed and two injured when gunmen stormed into a jeweller's shop in Agra's crowded Shah Ganj market, police said on Monday.

Shail Kundra, a shopkeeper, and Ramesh Lavani were sitting in a jeweller's shop on Sunday evening when two armed men barged in. Before Kundra could pull out his pistol, the assailants fired three bullets into him. They also fired three shots at Ramesh, police said.

They escaped while firing in the air while escaping. In the process another roadside hawker Amit was hurt. Shutters were pulled down and the whole market closed in a jiffy, police told the media.

All the three injured were taken to the emergency ward of the S.N. Medical College. While Shail Kundra succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night, the other two are out of danger now, police said.

An old dispute between two families of the area is suspected to be the motive behind the incident.

Police are yet to determine the identity of the criminals.