Gunmen yesterday morning shot at a vehicle carrying four family members, killing a child and his parents at Kwanar Masallaci area in Na’ibawa quarters.
Neighbours said two gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot dead three members of the family around 8:30am inside their car, as they were setting out for Sunday service.
Another child survived the attack, police and eyewitnesses said.
The family members had barely entered the car when the attackers appeared on a motorbike and sprayed them with bullets.
“They killed the father, mother and their son,” a resident of the area told our correspondent.
Police however said the husband died at the hospital.
Kano Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Musa Magaji Majia, said the attackers fled the scene before the arrival of security forces.
Majia said the command had begun investigation into the attack.
A serving lawmaker of the state was last week shot dead by gunmen in the same neighbourhood.