The bullet mark on the glass panel at a pizza outlet in Damai
KOTA KINABALU: The incident in which six youths went on a shooting spree at 25 premises in the city on Friday was possibly a "grand design," said Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.
"It could be a grand design to instil fear in our people. They (the youths) knew what they were doing. But we are lucky, at least, because their images were captured on CCTV," he told reporters after visiting the 'Wawasan' National Service Training Camp in Papar, about 45km from here.
Abdul Rahim said he would leave it to the police to conduct the investigation on the incident.
Last Friday, the youths in three separate groups shot at the doors and walls of premises in Karamunsing, Sembulan and Inanam with weapons believed to be air rifles, and marbles and ball bearings as bullets.
Kota Kinabalu OCPD ACP Jauteh Dikun was earlier quoted to have said that the incident started at 11.45 pm.