Cops: Gunman well-known in Air Itam


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 20 Mar 2003

BY BERNARD SEE

PENANG: The gunman who shot dead a 37-year-trader at a hawker centre in Bandar Baru Air Itam on Monday night is a well-known personality, especially in the Air Itam area, here, police said. 

George Town OCPD Senior Asst Comm (II) Abdul Wahab Ahmad said the gunman, in his 30s, was a partner in a popular karaoke lounge. 

He said police were now trying to determine what made him “snap” in such a violent manner and shoot Lim Eng Seng thrice In the abdomen and shoulder at 10.15pm that day. 

He said a team led by Asst Supt S. Vijayarao was tracing the gunman, checking all his hangouts and also interviewing his family members and close friends. 

SAC Abdul Wahab said the team managed to trace the five men who were with Lim at the time of the shooting, and their statements had been recorded. 

Lim was gunned down in front of at least 50 people following a quarrel with three men. According to witnesses, he had assaulted the trio with a chair during the commotion. 

One of them suddenly whipped out a .22 calibre pistol and opened fire thrice. A post-mortem by forensic pathologist Dr Bhupinder Singh showed that Lim died almost instantly. 

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident which has been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code. They have been remanded for a week pending investigations. 

Lim and a friend had earlier gone to a house in Sungai Nibong to collect a RM12,000 debt. He was allegedly “loud and rude” to the debtor’s teenage daughter during the 3am incident. 

Lim lost his temper and started to verbally abuse and threaten the girl who subsequently told her father about the incident. The latter is said to have called up a friend to teach Lim a lesson. 

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