PETALING JAYA: Police were forced to open fire on a motorcyclist and a pillion rider during a dramatic high-speed chase near the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
They managed to escape, but one of them was later arrested at a hospital where he sought treatment.
The two suspects were on a motorcycle when they encountered a police roadblock along Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang at 11.45am yesterday.
Policemen at the roadblock noticed the men making a U-turn towards Kuala Lumpur. Police immediately gave chase.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Azmi Abu Kassim said the policemen ordered the suspects to stop as they were approaching Citta Mall.
“However, they refused to do so. Our men saw one of suspects taking out an object that looked like a pistol.
“A policeman fired three shots which hit the leg of one of the suspects, but they managed to speed off,” he said.
ACP Azmi said police then received a call from Assunta Hospital informing them that one of the suspects was seeking treatment there.
Police rushed to the hospital and detained a 33-year-old man before transferring him to the University Malaya Medical Centre for further treatment.
ACP Azmi said the suspect, who was shot in the right thigh and calf as well as the left ankle, was in stable condition.
He added that efforts to track down the second suspect were still ongoing.
“Checks on the arrested suspect showed that he had seven previous criminal records and was wanted for a drug-related offence,” he said.
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