GEORGE TOWN: A 30-year-old man was severely injured while his friend sustained minor injuries after being shot while they were eating at a
restaurant in Jalan Paya Terubong, here tonight.
Khor Chee Loon sustained two shots in the buttocks while his friend in his 30s was suffered minor injuries after the shots hit his left hand.
Timur Laut district police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said in the 9.40pm incident, the two men and another friend were having their meals before a man suddenly appeared out of nowhere and fired five shots and fled.
“However their friend escaped unhurt,” he told reporters at the scene of the incident, adding that the two victims had been sent to the Penang Hospital. Mior Faridalatrash said initial investigations found that the incident was believed to stem from a commotion that broke out between the victims and several men yesterday.
He said police have identified the suspect involved in the incident and efforts were underway to detect find him.
“The victims managed to recognise the man who fired the shots and I believe with the information obtained, we will be able to detect him,” he said.- BERNAMA