SUNGAI PETANI: Barely three days after a wedding guest was shot dead here, a 36-year-old woman was shot at close range while she was inside a car at Padang Temusu, near here.
Beh Su Kiang, 36, a pasar malam trader who had two gunshot wounds on her neck died at a private hospital here at 3pm yesterday.
Shortly after the incident, police arrested a 26-year-old man from Kuala Lumpur, after a 10-minute high-speed chase at the 83.6th kilometre of the North-South Expressway, near Gurun at 2.30pm.
Beh, who leaves behind three children, had followed her friend to a used car shop when the incident occurred at 1.30pm.
While she was waiting in the car, another car pulled alongside and the gunman walked towards her.
A worker at the used car shop, who declined to be named, said he saw a man wearing a mask opening the door where Beh was seated, snatched her handbag before firing two shots at her.
He said the driver of the car was also wearing a mask.
Beh’s friend who hurried back to the car on hearing the gunshots rushed her to the private hospital.
Kuala Muda district OCPD Asst Comm Law Hong Soon said highway police patrol vehicles were alerted and the suspects' car was spotted heading towards Alor Star.
“A high-speed chase ensued for about 10 minutes before police cornered the car near Gurun,” he said, adding that the suspect was arrested but his accomplice escaped.
On Sunday night, advertising designer Teoh Chin Choon, 26, was shot dead at close range following a squabble among wedding guests at Lip Seang Kor hall here.
On whether yesterday’s case had any links with the Sunday incident, ACP Law said both cases were not connected.