A man was shot dead allegedly by his rivals in port city's Bakalia area early yesterday.
The deceased is Lokman Rahman Rony, 35, of Moulvibazar. He was a tea vendor in Golpahar intersection, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (South) Shah Md Abdur Rauf of Chattogram Metropolitan Police.
The incident took place in Bakalia's Fultola area around 1:30am, he added.
There had been a longstanding rivalry between one Joy and Anik. On Saturday night, Anik and his accomplices intercepted Joy in the area. Joy then phoned Lokman to rescue him. When Lokman and five others arrived there, an altercation ensued between the groups.
At one point, one Saiful, an accomplice of Anik, opened fire.
Lokman was hit by a bullet, said the ADC. He was declared dead at Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
OC Pranab Chowdhury of Bakalia Police Station said Saiful and his men went into hiding. Police are trying to arrest them.
Saiful is accused in several cases, said ADC Rauf.
The body was sent for autopsy. A case was filed, accusing eight persons, with Bakalia Police Station.