A U.S. national opened fire at civilians on Thursday afternoon and killed three people in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, police said.
According to police sources, a man named Steve David, having American nationality, opened fire at two persons riding a motorcycle on a busy road of Lahore. David was said to have told police that those two guys were trying to rob him and in his defense he shot them.
Both motorcyclists got injured with bullets. When rushed to hospital, one of them died on the way and the other in the operation room.
After the shoot-out, David, driving rashly, tried to escape the spot and on the way hit many other motorcyclists and rickshaws. One bike rider was killed and many others injured.
Police arrested the American national and shifted him to district police station.
Thousands of people came out on road, protesting against the act and chanting slogans against America. They also demanded the police to hand over the criminal to them so that they can do justice with their own hands.
Police have also confiscated a pistol with live bullets and three mobile phones from him.
Police officer Rana Faisal said David has claimed that he works for the U.S. consulate in Lahore, but the consulate did not confirm it yet.