Damage done to a window at a bank during the shooting spree.
KOTA KINABALU: Police have ruled out the Kota Kinabalu ‘shooting spree’ was in any way linked to Sulu armed groups or the ongoing Lahad Datu intrusion trial.
The shooting at more than 20 establishments, including hotels and banks between midnight and 1am Saturday, was the work of at least six people in three cars using air guns firing ball bearings, said Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Jauteh Jikun.
"We are investigating some leads,’’ he said.
Jauteh said that police believed air guns were used, as catapults would not have been able to break the glass doors and window panes of the establishments.
"I urge the public not to panic. This is the work of budak nakal (juvenile delinquents),’’ he told a press conference at 1pm.
He said anyone with information on the incident should immediately contact police at its Hotline at 08-822 1191.
The places hit in Kota Kinabalu are:
1. Agro Bank
2. Standard Chatered Bank
3. Wisma Merdeka
4. Behind Hotel Hyatt
5. Entrance KK Plaza
6. Maxis Warisan Square
7. Gate B Warisan Square
8. Malar Hotel in KK Times Square
9. Aeropod KK Times Square
10. Office of Sutera Avenue KK Times Square
11. Office of MAA Api-api
12. Entrance Wisma Sedco wawasan plaza
1. DM Hotel Damai
2. Ambank Damai
3. Southern Station Damai
4. Pizza Hutt Damai
5. Pearl Karaoke Damai
6. Secret Recipe City Mall
7. Hair Made Saloon City Mall
8. Hair Shampoo Saloon City Mall
2. CIMB Bank
1. Public Bank
2. CIMB Bank
3. Giant Supermarket
'Shooting spree' in 20 places rocks Kota Kinabalu