Five people suffered injuries after unknown armed miscreants opened fire near the Commissioner house on Wednesday.
According to Gorakhpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shalabh Mathur, three out of the five persons were shot in the leg and were shifted to a hospital in the vicinity for treatment.
He further claimed that one of those who was shot at was threatened earlier in the day by one of the attackers.
"One of the victims was earlier threatened by the attackers. When he was waiting with his friends near the commissioner office, 6-8 people, whom he has identified, opened fire at them. Teams have been sent to nab the accused," the SSP said.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will chair a high-level security meeting later in the day.