LAHORE: A young gamer shot dead his family when they advised him not to consume drugs, Lahore police said on Monday.
According to police sources, a drug addict identified as Bilal reportedly played PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) consumed ‘ice,’ a highly addictive stimulant drug.
Police said Bilal got angry after his mother told him not to use drugs and opened fire at his family members at his residence here in Lahore’s Nawan Kot locality.
Police said Bilal had also divorced his wife a few days ago. The deceased include his brother, sister, sister-in-law, and a passerby, they added.
Neelam, the sister-in-law, and Zahid, the passerby, died on the spot, while sister Maria and brother Ali succumbed to their gunshot wounds at a local hospital, police said.
The suspect’s mother, Sakina, was said to be in critical condition at the hospital after she, too, was injured during the firing incident. During the initial investigation, the suspect confessed to the quadruple murders after being arrested.
The bodies were shifted to a local hospital for post-mortem, a first information report (FIR) has been registered, and investigation initiated.