Lahore, April 7: Two people, including an 18-year-old girl, were killed during an attempted robbery bid in Lahore's Shahdara town on Saturday, according to ARY News. Of the two deceased persons, one was a shopkeeper named Shehroz Butt.

The girl was visiting the shop with her father to buy milk when two motorcycle-borne robbers arrived at the milk shop in an attempt to commit robbery, police said. When the shopkeeper tried to thwart the robbery attempt, the armed robbers opened fire, killing him and the girl, the police added. Pakistan Shocker: Five Children Die After Drinking Contaminated Water from Borewell in Sindh.

The girl's father also got injured in the firing incident. Robbery attempts and killings have become the new normal in Pakistan, as the law and order of the country continue to deteriorate. In a similar incident last month, a woman was killed in a shootout between police and robbers in Karachi's Orangi Town, ARY News reported. Pakistan: Thieves Donning Police Uniform Robs Indian Sikh Family Who Arrive to Attend Guru Nanak Dev's Birth Anniversary in Lahore.

According to a statement by the police, on March 26, two salesmen were being looted by armed thieves close to Qatar Hospital in the Orangi Town region. Reports of the robbery, which resulted in a gunfight, led the police to the scene.