Man shot at; two hurt after road mishap

Speeding car driver chased by locals, caught

Man shot at; two hurt  after road mishap

A man was shot at and two others also injured after a car rammed into some motorcycles, triggering a fight with a crowd in east Delhi on Thursday.

One of the accused was overpowered after a chase by local people after the confrontation in Preet Vihar, the police said.

The incident occurred after a speeding Maruti Alto rammed into several parked motorcycles on Kalyan Marg.   

An eyewitness, Ashish, told Deccan Herald that he was standing nearby. The car came to a screeching halt after hitting several motorcycles.

“The car also hit a 40-year-old man. He escaped with minor injuries,” said Ashish.
The car driver tried to flee from the spot, but was confronted by the local people.
A photographer, Sonu, tried to confront the driver, but he was hit when the man reversed the car. He sustained head injuries. Sonu works with his brother at nearby SS Studio.

As the car sped away, 20-25 local people gave chase on their vehicles. The chase started from Kalyan Marg and made its way to Preet Vihar B-Block.

The driver was forced to slow down due to the crowd near State Bank of India at Madhuban Chowk.

“Locals chasing the car soon caught up with the driver and thrashed him,” Ashish said.

Within five minutes, a friend of the driver arrived at the spot and asked the crowd to let him go.

“We refused, on which the friend pulled out a gun and fired a round in the air. Almost half of the crowd dispersed. Then he pointed at the crowd and fired,” Ashish said.

The assailant fired two rounds which hit a man named Rahul.

The man with the gun managed to flee, but the driver was handed over to police. The driver was identified as Shivam.

Rahul was taken to Metro Hospital in Preet Vihar, where he is undergoing treatment.
A case of attempt to murder has been filed at Preet Vihar police station.

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