Dental clinic shooting victims were not Chinese, says SSP

By: News Desk
Published: 10:42 AM, 29 Sep, 2022
Dental clinic shooting victims were not Chinese, says SSP
Caption: Policemen gather outside a dental clinic after a Chinese man was shot dead in an attack in Karachi.–AFP
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They were not Chinese, neither one who died in firing at a dental clinic in Saddr area of Karachi, nor those who had sustained injuries in the incident. This was stated by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Asad Raza during a media talk as reported by 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The police officer said that the deceased and the injured did not belong to China. “They were all Pakistani nationals and had come from Canada,” he added.

Case lodged

Karachi police on Thursday registered a case over the death of a man in firing—which also left two others injured—at a dental clinic in Saddr area.

The case was registered at Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) police station, and the clauses of murder and terrorism had also been added to the case.

“The shooting incident took place yesterday evening around 4:15pm. Ronald Raymond was killed in firing by the suspect, whereas, Dr Richar and his wife Phin Tan were injured,” read the text of First Information Report (FIR).

“A man, wearing pants and a shirt, entered the clinic. He was also wearing a red cap. He came to the clinic as a customer for teeth cleaning, but he took out his weapon and opened fire on them as soon as he got the opportunity,” it read further.

“After firing shots, the accused managed to escape immediately. An accomplice of him was already there outside the clinic on a motorcycle. Four shells of 9mm pistol and three coins have been recovered from the crime scene,” it added.

Police said that they were trying to get the CCTV footage of the incident, adding that investigation was underway from various aspects.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed sorrow over the death of a Chinese national in the firing incident in Karachi’s Saddr area.

He wished for speedy recovery of the injured who were injured in the firing incident. “The investigation into the firing incident should be completed immediately and those responsible should be brought to justice,” he directed.

He also said that such cowardly and intolerable attacks could not create cracks in Pakistan-China friendship which was higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the seas.

Reporter: Daniyal Syed