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Published: Tuesday February 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:02:49 PM

Night club owner in critical condition after being shot

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A night club owner was reported to be in serious condition after being shot by two men on a motorcycle at Jalan Bukit Tengah, here, Monday.

Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said, during the 10.30pm incident, Tan Sheng Suo, 43, was shot three times when his car stopped at a traffic light.

"The victim and his friend were on their way home from the night club in Perai when he was shot not far from his house.

“As soon as the Mercedez Benz, driven by the victim stopped at the traffic light two men on a motorcycle approached the vehicle and fired several shots," he told reporters, here, Tuesday.

He said, the unknown assailants immediately sped off after the shooting.

"Three of the shots hit the victim's head, face and body causing serious injuries.

“The victim's friend, who was also in the vehicle, was not injured," he said.

Abdul Rahim said, the victim was rushed to the Seberang Jaya Hospital, before he was transferred to a private hospital in George Town, near here, and was reported to be in critical condition.

"We don't know the motive of the shooting but police have not ruled out revenge," he added. -Bernama

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