Thursday, August 8, 2013

Triad top gun latest to be shot in Penang’s third day of shootings

On July 29, Arab Malaysian Development Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi (pic) was gunned down

The shooting spree in Penang continued for a third day in a row, with the latest victim being a 43-year-old chief bouncer of a dance club here.

The victim survived the attack, with only a single bullet hitting him in the left thigh.

Star Online reported that a gunman shot at him seven times in front of the entrance to entertainment outlets in a mall in Jalan Datuk Keramat.

Quoting sources, it reported that the victim, known only as Too Pek, had been talking to the gunman at the open carpark who then shot him as he headed towards the entertainment outlets.

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With his leg hit, he rushed limping to one of the dance clubs to seek help from friends who took him tom the Penang Hospital. He is said to be in stable condition.

Too Pek, the Star online reported, was known to be one of the state's notorious triad top guns.

Police detained two foreign cleaners at the scene who allegedly tried to wipe out the evidence and recovered seven bullet casings.

This marks the third shooting incident in just 48 hours in Penang.

Yesterday, K. Veerapan, 37, was executed gangland style after he stopped at a traffic light at Anson Road.

The victim, who was in a BMW, was gunned down by a pillion rider on a motorcycle at 11.50am. The suspect had fired at least 14 times at Veerapan with 10 bullets hitting him in the cheek, neck and right abdomen.

He had three previous convictions for cases involving narcotics. Police also found two machetes wrapped in newspaper in the rear passenger seat of the BMW.

In another case, unidentified gunmen fired at least six shots at a businessman's bungalow in Pulau Tikus. But no one was injured.

The owner, who is now abroad, had earlier lodged a report after finding a warning note with six live bullets at the front of his house and after receiving a text message in Chinese demanding that he deposit money into a bank account.

It was reported that police have been tight-lipped on the recent spate of violent crimes reported around Malaysia, especially in the Klang Valley but rumours are heating up that the recent spate of cases are linked to a power struggle in the underworld.

More than 13 shooting cases around the country have been reported over the past fortnight, with several prominent figures in the list of victims.

Two weeks ago, crime watchdog MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan was shot once in the chest by a pillion rider when he stopped his BMW at a traffic light in Taman Cempaka, in Bahau, Negri Sembilan, at about 4.30pm. He is now reported to be in stable condition.

On July 29, Arab Malaysian Development Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi (pic) was gunned down and his wife was seriously injured after they were shot by an unidentified man as they emerged from the Kuan Yin Temple in Lorong Ceylon in Kuala Lumpur. The 75-year-old banker took two shots in the chest and died on the spot.

Police have arrested three people, including two women who were trustees of the temple while the third suspect was a man who was at the scene when Hussain was shot, to help with investigations. – August 9, 2013

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