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by c.a. zulkifle
KOTA BARU: A precious gems trader survived an assassination attempt by two assailants who opened fire at him when he was on his way home.
Lokman Zakaria, 49, was in his Mercedes-Benz when the suspects, riding on a motorcycle, directed five shots at him from a distance of 120m at Sering in Binjai here at 6.45pm on Tuesday.
Kota Baru district police chief Asst Comm Azham Othman said Lokman was shot in his shoulder and his left arm.
He said the victim was then sent to Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kubang Kerian by residents from Kampung Sering and is now in stable condition.
“Based on the crime scene forensics report, there were three bullet holes on the right side of the car and another two on the rear side.
“The forensics team also found a bullet embedded in the back of the driver’s seat of the car and is trying to determine the bullet calibre,” he said.
He added that police were still trying to ascertain the motive of the shooting and would hunt down the suspects.
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