Two people, including a ward councillor of Cumilla City Corporation (CCC), were shot dead and six others injured as gunmen opened fire on them at Pathuariapara in Cumilla city on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Syed Mohammad Sohel, councillor of War-17, and Haripada Shaha, 60.
A senior police official, wishing anonymity, told UNB that a group of armed miscreants swooped on the business establishments of Sohel and opened fire on him around 4 pm, leaving nine people injured.
The injured were taken to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared Sohel and Haripada dead.
Of the injured, the conditions of Awlad Hossain Rizu, 23, Jewell, 40, and Russel, 28, were stated to be critical.
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Mohammad Hanif, nephew of the councilor, said the gunmen carried out the attack over establishing dominance in the area.