Three men were on Wednesday killed by unknown gunmen in Gowon Estate, in the Ipaja area of Lagos State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident on Thursday.
Hundeyin said the incident happened at about 11.35 pm on Wednesday.
He explained that the Gowon Estate Police Division received a call from the Naval Block of the estate that some people were shot by unknown gunmen on 41 Road, Union Bank Block in the estate.
He said two patrol teams immediately moved to the scene.
Hundeyin added that at the scene, the policemen were told that the victims had been rushed to Igando General Hospital.
According to him, “While at the scene of the shooting, the police recovered nine expended cartridges and a bunch of keys.
“At Igando General Hospital, one unknown male corpse was recovered and evacuated to Mainland General Hospital, Yaba for preservation and autopsy.
“Further information given to the police revealed that two male corpses were taken away by their families.
”One male survivor, Doba Ngoze, is currently on admission at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.”
The police spokesperson said investigations into the case were ongoing.
However, a Twitter user who lived in the Estate alleged that those murdered were killed by rival cult members.