Srinagar: A 20-year-old youth was tonight shot dead by militants at Sopore town in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

The victim, identified as Omar Rashid, was shot thrice by the ultras from a close range outside his house at Arampora village, 50 km from here, they said.

Rashid was shifted to a sub-district hospital, but later succumbed to injuries before the doctors could attend to him.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack, they said.