A screengrab taken from the last TikTok video of Muskan and Amir.
Gulf Today Report
Four Pakistani TikTokers, including famous social media stars Muskan Sheikh and Amir Khan were gunned down in Karachi’s Garden neighbourhood, police official said.
According to police, the four were travelling in a car when unknown men opened fire on them, killing Muskan Sheikh on the spot while the other three, Syed Rehan Shah, Amir Khan, and Saddam Hussein, succumbed to their wounds later.
Police believed that the attackers trailed the car and attacked them near the Ankalsaria Hospital with 9mm pistols. The tragic incident occurred at around 4:50am, the police said and added that the assassins first shot and killed Muskan inside the car and then pursued and shot the three.
Police said Muskan died at the spot while the rest succumbed to their injuries at a hospital in Karachi.
District City SSP Sarfaraz Nawaz told media that it appears to a case of personal enmity as they were chased and killed by the gunmen but nothing conclusively could be said till the investigation is completed.
The officer said that police were analysing the footage from nearby CCTV cameras, and claimed recovering around nine empty shells of the 9mm pistol from the crime scene and sent them to the forensic division for ballistics cross matching.
Police sources said that all of the deceased were Tikokers. They had left in the wee hours after Muskan and Amir Khan recorded and uploaded a TikTok video at Saddam Hussain’s house.
The police have also obtained another video featuring Muskan and Amir shot little before the attack but that had not yet been uploaded on the social media platform.
Muskan was a divorced mother of a minor son and lived in Landhi neighbourhood, Saddam was from Gulshan-e-Ghazi, while Amir was a resident of Nayabad, and Rehan belonged to Rashidabad.
Police said that Muskan and Amir were best friends while they were also friends with Rehan and Saddam. The police added that Amir was also attacked five months ago by Rehman aka Shahji, a friend of Muskan.
The horrible CCTV footage of the crime scene circulating on the social media shows the injured victims doubling over in pain, desperately seeking help, while the police at the spot displayed their traditional callousness and recklessness for an emergency situation and continued to talk to each at the crime scene waiting for the ambulance, instead of rushing them to hospital in their mobiles.
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