Monday, April 15, 2013
Policemen removing Tan Kok Soon’s body from the restaurant in Oakland Commercial Centre in Seremban on Sunday.
He was having dinner when gunman opened fire thrice into his back
SEREMBAN: A BUSINESSMAN was shot dead in front of his family while they were having dinner in a restaurant at Oakland Commercial Centre here on Sunday.
Tan Kok Soon was with his wife and two sons when a gunman wearing a full-faced helmet walked up to their table and fired three shots into his back.
Tan, 56, died at the scene.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief Superintendent Zazali Hashim said police found three casings at the crime scene.
Police were looking at the possibility that the gunman was a hired killer, he added.
Tan's body was sent to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital for a post- mortem.
"We are still trying to determine the motive for the murder and the identity of the gunman."
It is learnt that witnesses told police that the gunman was fair skinned and he came on a motorcycle.
Zazali urged those with information to come forward to assist in the investigations.
The incident was the second execution-style shooting here in the past week.
On Friday, a 45-year-old operations manager of a security company, also in Oakland Commercial Centre, was shot by two men on a motorcycle.
The victim James John, 45, was shot at close range when he stopped his car at a traffic-light junction in Taman Sri Labu.
The gunmen, both also wearing full-faced helmets, fired at least 10 rounds into the victim.
Police said both incidents were not related.