PETALING JAYA: A 49-year-old Datuk was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting near his house at Bandar Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh, here.
Datuk Noorul Ariffin Abdul Majeed had just returned from the mosque at around 10pm on Wednesday when two men on a red motorcycle came up and fired shots at him.
Noorul Ariffin, who is Malaysian Athletics Federation vice-president, was at the doorstep of his home when the suspects were said to have opened fire.
His wife Nur Diyana Abdullah said her husband was getting out from his car after returning from prayers when he heard two loud bangs.
“He opened the car door and heard a third bang. That was when he realised that he had been shot,” she said at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre yesterday.
It was too dark to see the faces of the two men, she said.
Interviews with neighbours revealed that they heard about four to five gunshots in the residential area at the time.
It is believed that the gunmen fled the scene after Noorul Ariffin's daughter, who saw the incident, screamed for help.
Noorul was sent by his friends to Hospital Sungai Buloh for treatment.
Sources said two bullets were lodged in his leg. There were also two bullet holes on his car parked in front of his house while four 9mm bullet casings were found outside the fence across from Noorul Ariffin's house.
It was said that Noorul Ariffin had received a death threat letter about a month ago.
Described by his neighbours as a good man, Noorul Ariffin is also the Malaysia Singapore Vintage Cars Registrar (MSVCR) president.
MSVCR was a part of the Walk the Talk Stop Violence Against Women march along Jalan Gasing to Universiti Malaya last year.
According to a neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, Noorul Ariffin is also a prominent businessman.
When contacted, Sungai Buloh OCPD Supt Junaidi Bujang confirmed receiving a report on the incident but declined to comment further.
The case has been classified as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code.
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