JAKARTA: Three reporters of news portals were shot at by unknown persons while covering a crime story at Kampung Kubur in Medan, North Sumatra yesterday.
Nicolas Saragih, Fahrizal Ardillah, and Arifin Tanjung were injured in the neck, forehead and cheek and were rushed to Bhayangkara Hospital, Medan for treatment.
Local newspapers quoted Medan Baru Police chief Ronny Nicolas Sidabutar as saying the reporters had received information about a motorcycle theft in Kampung Kubur.
He said upon reaching the village at 5.50am, they heard the villagers shouting and accusing them of being thieves and suddenly a shot rang out.
Police investigation found that information about the motorcycle theft was incorrect as the complainant said his motorcycle was not stolen but borrowed by a friend.
A bullet believed belonging to the air-soft gun was found at the scene of the incident.
Nicolas of Mediamedan.com said he was hurt in the forehead and cheek while Arifin of opini.com and Fahrizal of medanberita.com were hurt in the neck.-BERNAMA