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Published: Saturday May 10, 2014 MYT 11:59:00 PM
Updated: Sunday May 11, 2014 MYT 12:18:49 AM

Witness to shooting escapes gunman, but falls into drain

KUALA LUMPUR: A witness to a fatal shooting incident early Saturday morning at a restaurant in Jalan Ipoh here said he managed to avoid being killed, but fell into a drain in his attempt to flee the shooters.

Recounting those terrifying moments, S. Vijay, 29, the younger brother of S. Saravanan, 38, who was fatally shot in the incident, said he was also targeted by the suspect, who fortunately missed him.

Vijay said he was with his brother and four others at the restaurant, having a meal.

"A man approached us and started shooting. I was shot at but the bullet hit the wall of the restaurant instead," he told Bernama when met at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) mortuary here Saturday.

He said in his haste to flee, he fell into a drain near the restaurant but he managed to get a glimpse of the suspect.

"The suspect was a thin, tall man wearing a cap. I tried to look at his face but could not identify him," he said.

Vijay said the suspect later ran into a silver-coloured Perodua Myvi.

"I rushed to check on my brother, but he was already dead. Four others were injured.

"I carried my brother to the car while the rest were taken to HKL in an ambulance," he said.

According to him, he was not sure of the real motive behind the shooting.

"My brother and I have been operating a phone shop in Sentul for the past two years," he said.

Vijay said his brother's body would be brought back to their house in Ampang after the post-mortem in HKL Saturday.

Meanwhile, one of the victims' relatives who was only identified as Giva, said one of the injured victims, Murugan, worked as a personal driver and had five children.

"As soon as I received a call from his children, I rushed to HKL. As far as I know, he has no enemies," he said.

Sentul police chief ACP Zakaria Pagan, when contacted by Bernama, said the suspect was carrying a semi-automatic pistol and that the case would be investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code. - Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Crime, Shooting, Witness

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