August 24, 2013
Latest Update: August 25, 2013 03:41 am
A 47-year-old fishmonger was found dead with seven gunshot wounds at a sand-dredging area near Kampung Buntut Pulau in Temerloh last night.
The police said Abd Majid Abd Rahman, whose body was discovered by members of the public at 9.05 pm, had been reported missing by his wife.
"She said the victim left their house at Taman Setia Temerloh on Sunday. She had gone to look for him on Wednesday but only located his car at an area near the sand-dredging area," said the police.
The police said the post-mortem by the forensic expert at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Temerloh hospital found seven gunshots to the victim's head, chest, shoulders and thighs.
"Initial investigations found he was shot at close range. Police are investigating the motive and type of weapon used in the incident," he said. - Bernama, August 24, 2013.
Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the group was having a drink at the eatery when the assailants arrived on a motorcycle.
"Upon reaching the eatery, the two assailants quickly fired random shots at the six men.
He said the victims, aged between 20 and 50, were taken to Sungai Bakap Hospital.
"According to witnesses, the two assailants wore full-faced helmet and sped off immediately after firing the shots," Abdul Rahim said.
He said further investigation into the case was being done under the Penal Code for attempted murder.
Abdul Rahim did not dismissed the possibility that the incident was connected to the cases involving a triad gang whose five members were shot dead recently.
"We have yet to ascertain the motive, but we believe it is connected to the cases involving the triad gang. We will track down those involved immediately," he added. - Bernama, August 24, 2013.
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