A man influenced by the popular online game PUBG shot dead a young Dolphin Police officer and critically injured another at Defense Housing Authority (DHA) Y Block, Lahore.

The deceased officer, Hafiz Nauman, got married a year go.

According to initial investigation reports, an armed man fired at Nauman, hitting him in the chest, from a distance of two feet. He fired three bullets when Nauman and his constable rounded him up in the busy commercial area. One of the bullets pierced Nauman’s lungs, leading to his death.

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The gunman also attacked Constable Mohsin and fired at him, hitting him on the chest and leg, leaving him critically injured.

An official stated later that a gunman named Asif alias Asu was traced to Patoki, where he was killed by the firing of his companions while in an encounter with police.

A police official added that Asu was addicted to PUBG games and influenced by its violence. He also said that it is not the first time that the game has been the cause of violent crime.

Last year, a 14-year-old PUBG fan in Kahna shot his entire family, including his mother and two minor sisters.