A 60-year-old man was shot dead outside a hospital in the busy 100 Feet Road area late on Thursday evening.
The deceased, identified as Surinder Singh of the Chheherta area, was on his way to the hospital to see one of his relatives when an unidentified youth came from behind and fired gunshots. He was referred to another hospital where he died.
Police officials led by police commissioner Amar Singh Chahal rushed to the spot after the incident. A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage showed a man firing at Surinder.
On Friday, Surinder’s family members and area residents staged a protest and sought arrest of the accused.
A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused.
When contacted, the police commissioner said: “We have examined the CCTV footage and we have got vital clues. It seems to be a case of personal enmity. Two persons were chasing the victim and one of them fired at him from a close range. We will crack the case soon.”