KARACHI–The vice-principal of the Jinnah Medical and Dental College’s student affairs wing was shot and seriously injured on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, police said Thursday.
She was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment, where doctors said that she is ‘out of danger’ after hours of treatment.
SSP East told that a flyer was recovered from the crime scene which appears to be from a militant group, saying the shooting was revenge for the killings of militants in the Kemari encounter this week.
A police official told that 55-year-old Mrs Lobo had left the college at 3:00pm for her home when four gunmen shot her twice in the cheek and shoulder. He added that she hails from California.
Jinnah Medical and Dental College admitted its first batch of MBBS students in 1998 and its first batch of BDS students in 1999. The College is affiliated with the University of Karachi and recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council.
Earlier today, Preedy Police Station’s Station House Officer (SHO) was gunned down in Akhtar Colony.
SHO Aijaz Khawaja was in his car when he was severely injured after gunmen fired at him. He was rushed to Jinnah hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Rampant violence has terrorised Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city and economic heartbeat, in recent years, but a recent security crackdown seems to have brought a lull in the bloodshed.
Kidnappings for ransom, sectarian attacks and gang warfare have spiralled since 2008, terrifying the city’s 18 million inhabitants and prompting tens of thousands of businessmen to flee to the safety of Punjab province.
The city claimed a grisly record in 2014 as 2,029 people were murdered on its streets, according to the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS).
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the victim as ‘Dr’ Debra Lobo. This has been revised.
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