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Two lawyers were shot dead when a third lawyer opened fire at a Lahore sessions court on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Both the perpetrator, identified as Kashif Rajput, and a slain victim were embroiled in a property dispute, the police added. The victims were identified as Rana Nadeem and Rana Owais.

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The incident took place outside the courtroom of Judge Taseerur Rehman.

The assailant was taken into custody, police said.

A heavy contingent of police reached the court premises when the incident took place and cordoned off the area. Security was tightened and a search operation conducted in court, with both entry and exit points closed off, police told DawnNews.

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