KUALA LUMPUR: A 38-year-old man was gunned down while five others were critically wounded in a suspected gang-related shooting incident at a restaurant in Jalan Ipoh here.
Deputy city CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said the six were among eight men having breakfast at a table outside the restaurant when they were confronted by the gunman at 4.20am yesterday.
“Initial investigations showed that a man alighted from a green Perodua Myvi parked some 80m away from the victims.
“He pretended to make a phone call while quickly approaching their table,” he said.
ACP Khairi added that as he was nearing the table, the man took out a gun and opened fire at one of the victims, identified as Saravanan.
“He then fired about six to seven gunshots at Saravanan’s friends. The bullets hit the victims as they tried to escape.
“An accomplice was waiting for him in the car and fled the scene after the shooting,” he said.
According to ACP Khairi, police have yet to ascertain the number of people who were in the car and are working to identify the vehicle’s registration number.
“The victims, aged between 22 and 52, were rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.
“Saravanan was pronounced dead on arrival. It is believed that he died from being shot in the head. The others have been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit for injuries,” he said.
The five survivors are reported to be in stable condition.
Police retrieved eight 9mm bullet casings and two slugs from the scene.
“No arrest has been made thus far, but we will be reviewing closed circuit television (CCTV) recordings from surrounding premises.
“A witness said the assailant was wearing a red cap and dark-coloured shirt,” added ACP Khairi.
ACP Khairi urged anyone with information on the incident to contact the Sentul district police station at 03-40482222.