ISLAMABAD – A Navy guard opened fire at the car of the son of a high ranking Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officer after he driver failed to stop for identity verification at the Zafar Gate of Naval Complex entry in sector E-8 of the federal capital.
Muhammad Ibrahim, the son of Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Athar Shams, was critically injured on Friday morning.
The class-VIII student in Bahria Town School and College was also accompanied by his younger brother, a student of grade III in the same institution.
The sentry, identified as Hameed, fired two rounds on the vehicle but the driver managed to escape from the scene. Later, the vehicle was found parked outside the PAF hospital.
The bullet fired by the PN guard hit the Ibrahim in the spine. He was immediately rushed to the E9 Pakistan Air Force (PAF) hospital where the bullet was successfully removed from his spine.
The 14-year-old is reported to be paralysed waist down after undergoing medical treatment.
The car, carrying the registration number UE 482, entered the Naval Complex from Bahria gate, which could only be used by PN officers.
PAF officials also arrived on the scene of the incident to initiate an investigation into the incident with the help of footage retrieved from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed around the gate.
The Naval Complex authorities later issued a warning, saying that though no life was lost in the incident, it was important for all visitors hailing from different backgrounds to always stop at the security checkpoints, provide proper identification and move ahead after receiving clearance from the guards.