| Updated at: 1605 PST, Thursday, January 27, 2011|
LAHORE: Three people were killed when a US national opened fire on motorcycle riders and hit another with his car in an attempt to escape from the scene at Mazang Chowk on Thursday, Geo News reported.
According to details, the man identified as Raymond David, reportedly a staffer of the US Consulate, opened fire at two persons ridding a motorcycle, injuring them seriously. Both the injured were shifted to Services Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Another motorcyclist was also injured when hit by the speeding car of David who was escaping from the crime scene. The injured was rushed to Services Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds during treatment.
Later, the suspect was apprehended by police and taken to Old Anarkali police station. Police also recovered arms from his possession.
According to SP Operation Umer Saeed, Raymond David killed motorcycle riders in self-defence.
He said that a weapon was recovered from the possession of motorcyclists.
People staged protest soon after the incident outside Old Anarkali Police Station and burned tyres. They demanded handing over of the accused to them.
Later, Police shifted the American national to an unknown location. Police said that case has been registered against Davis.
Information officer at the US Consulate refused to comment immediately on the incident.