Calcutta, Aug. 25: A middle-aged man was shot dead outside a market near north Calcuttas Beadon Street late tonight.
Eyewitnesses said three men fired at the unidentified man, who appeared to be in his mid-forties, from close range around 10.45pm before escaping on a motorcycle.
He was taken to Calcutta Medical College Hospital by a police patrol team but was declared dead on arrival.
The police said a Midnapore-Howrah railway ticket was found in the mans pocket, leading them to suspect that he was not a Calcutta resident.
The police said the murder could be the fallout of a business rivalry.