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Man shot at close range in head in Delhi

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) – A 35-year-old man, identified as Shahnawaz, was shot in the head by an unidentified person in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur area on Friday. The victim is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital and his condition is stable.

According to police, Shahnawaz sustained a gunshot injury to his head in E-Block, Kabari Market. He was quickly taken to JPC Hospital and later referred to LNJP Hospital for further treatment.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Joy Tirkey stated, “Shahnawaz sustained a single bullet injury to his head. The entry wound is from the back of head, occipital region and the exit wound is on the left side temporal region.”

An eyewitness reported that a boy shot Shahnawaz from a close range while he was walking on the road. Police found a 7.65 mm bullet at the scene and are currently reviewing CCTV footage while the Crime and FSL teams have visited the spot.

DCP Tirkey mentioned, “Efforts are underway to identify the culprits and determine the motive behind the incident.” The investigation is ongoing to bring the perpetrators to justice and understand the circumstances surrounding the shooting.


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