A 28-year-old youth was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Habba Kadal Chowk in the summer capital Srinagar on Wednesday evening.
An official said that the youth identified as Umer Ahmad was shot near Fashion Inn shop by unknown gunmen.
They said that the youth was immediately rushed to SMHS hospital for treatment, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Meanwhile, hospital authorities also confirmed that the youth was brought dead to the hospital.
Police in a statement said that in the evening at about 20:15 hours, militants fired upon a mobile shop owner inside his shop at Main Chowk Habba Kadal. Umer was a resident of Kalashpora.
In this incident, he received critical gunshot injuries and was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Senior police officers reached the spot. Investigation into the matter is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this incident, the police said.
The area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on, the statement said.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that these innocent killings of civilian and local policemen are being committed by local militants under the banner of The Resistance Front on the instruction of militant Abbas Sheikh.