Despite the strict gun laws in Malaysia, some still manage to get their hands on guns to conduct crimes.
On Friday (30 September), the gunshot sound from a shooting incident in front of a house in the Sitiawan residential area, Manjung caught residents in the neighbourhood by surprise, with many wondering what happened.
According to Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri, the police received a report from a man regarding the incident at 1.07 pm on the same day.
“The police rushed to the scene and according to the house owner, who is staying with his wife and two children, his wife had heard an explosion outside the house earlier in the morning, but ignored it.”
“At about 12.45 pm, the complainant (the man who called the police) went out of his house to collect some items and notice damage to the rear window of the victim’s car and then saw a bullet casing under the vehicle,” he said.
After receiving the report, Mohd Yusri said the police immediately dispatched a team from the Forensic Division (D10) of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Perak Police Contingent Headquarters to the scene to conduct investigations.
Among the evidences found where a hole in the rear window of the victim’s car, believed to be from gun shots, as well as a bullet casing.
He said the CCTV footage showed two male suspects on a Yamaha Y15 motorcycle, which had no registration number, with one of them seen firing a shot at the victim’s car.
“The suspect was then seen trying to fire another shot towards the front of the house, but the gun was believed to have failed, and the suspects then fled,” he said.
However, it was not reported if anybody was hurt in the incident.
Mohd Yusri said the case will be investigated under Section 8 of the Firearms (Increased Penalty) Act 1971. If found guilty, one can face imprisonment for up to 14 and whipping of up to six strokes.
At the same time, he also urged those with information about the incident to contact Senior Investigating Officer ASP Mohd Azalan Ab Karim of the Manjung District Police Headquarters at 019-392 7837 or the nearest police station.