NEW DELHI: Criminals gunned down a 35-year-old man on Tuesday night in North east Delhi’s Welcome area. The assailants overtook the victim’s car and fired multiple shots many of which hit the victim. The deceased identified as Imran, a resident of Shahdara area, was an accused in the serious criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder.According to sources, his brother was gunned down in a gangwar in 2011 which hints at a gangwar angle in the murder. However police have ruled out any gangwar connection into the incident. Initial investigation reveals that the incident seems to be a personnel rivalry. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe incident reportedly took place around 12:30 am when Imran was returning home in his car. Two bike-borne assailants overtook his car on his way near a Shiv Mandir at Maujpur’s 100 foota road in Welcome police station area and opened fire on him. The assailants fired many rounds on his car and fled from the spot. Police sources said that he might have left his shop around 8:30 pm. After the incident, a passerby informed the police, who reached the spot and took Imran to a nearby hospital but doctors declared him brought dead, said a police officer. Imran received bullet wounds on his neck and stomach. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsA case of murder has been registered and the investigation is underway, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur said. “No gangwar connection has been found in the preliminary investigation. Police have got important leads into the incident from the CCTV cameras installed in the areas. The investigation officials are trying to collect more CCTV footage of the incident to ascertain the sequence of events and identify those involved in the incident,” said a senior police official.