Unknown gunmen have killed a man along Evo road, in the GRA area of Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers state on Thursday.
The victim, whose lifeless body was left in his car with multiple bullet wounds, drove in a Kia Optima salon car with license number KUJ 713AR.
It is was gathered that the killers had trailed their victim to the spot before double-crossing and shooting their target through the car’s windscreen.
Eyewitnesses said the shooting happened so fast, leaving residents to scamper for their lives. Panicked commuters veered off the road in fear.
No one could describe the outlook of the gunmen to our reporter as at the time of this report.
The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Joseph Mukan, confirmed the development stating that the victim was trailed from a bank where he went to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money.
Mukan said: “The criminals followed the victim from a bank where he went to withdraw money. While they were chasing him he lost control of the steering and ran into a ditch.
“The criminals met him there and killed him. They did not take the money he withdrew. There were two people in the car when the incident happened. The other person sustained injuries and he is receiving treatment.
“At the moment we have recovered the corpse of the victim and his car. We have commenced investigation to get the killers. We have gone to the bank to get footage of the outside the CCTV camera may have captured.”
The victim was yet to be identified as at the time of writing this report.