A cable operator was shot by unidentified gunmen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian town on Sunday evening and succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital, police said.

“Gunmen fired several shots at Hilal Ahmad Malik, a local TV cable service operator, outside the hospital in Shopian town today evening. According to sources Malik was being taken to a near-by hospital and his condition was critical. He succumbed while being shifted to a Srinagar hospital,” a police officer said.

The incident reported is 3rd such event in past 24 hours where unidentified gunmen have shot at people.

Earlier on Sunday, police found the bullet-riddled body of a local youth in Nagbal area of Shopian district.