ISLAMABAD, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and six others injured on Saturday evening in a shooting incident in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police said.
Police chief of Pakistan's southern Sindh province, A. D. Khawja, said that the incident took place when four unknown gunmen riding on two motorcycles opened fire at a group of Shia Muslims who were making arrangements for a religious gathering in a street in Nazim Abad area of Karachi.
A women and four men were among the deceased persons, who died on spot after the attack, while injured people include three women and two children.
Police said the assailants used 9mm pistols in the attack and managed to escape from the site.
Police, paramilitary forces and rescue team rushed to the site and shifted the bodies to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in the city.
Security personnel have cordoned off the area and started a process of snap-checking in the city to arrest the culprits.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.