Nazir Ahmad was working as a security guard at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital here when he was shot at by militants. He was critically injured.
“Militants fired at the ex-serviceman from close range,” a police official said.
Ahmad belongs to the Kupwara district in north Kashmir and was working with a private agency in Kaka Sarai in the city.
Panic gripped the otherwise busy area when shots were heard as traffic came to a halt.