Rourkela, Sep 25: A youth has been arrested in connection with the firing incident at Malgodown area here last night.
Police have also seized the gun used in the crime and some live bullets from his possession. The accused has been identified as Pervej.
According to police, two groups at the Sardar slum in Malgodown area had resorted to a fight last night over past enmity. The fight turned uglier when a youth opened fire at one Rohit Patnaik who has been admitted to Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) in a critical condition.
Locals staged a road blockade demanding arrest of the accused and pelted stones at police.
Police had launched a man hunt and nabbed the accused this morning.