GEORGE TOWN: The man allegedly behind the brutal shootings in a chicken processing factory in Batu Maung has been shot dead by police in Air Itam near here Thursday.
The suspect, Chung Chun Wah, 32, was shot in front of a souvenir shop near the Kek Lok Si temple at around 7pm.
Chung was believed to have fled to Bukit Mertajam after he allegedly shot his mother Tan Saw Sim, 55; brother Chung Wah Thong, 28, his two-year-old nephew Ayden and Tan's boyfriend Toh Hock Choon, 50, with a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at around 2.45am on Wednesday.
It was learnt that he later went back to Penang Island with the help of a friend and hid near the Kek Lok Si temple.
Penang police received a tip-off and acted to take the suspect down.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar later tweeted a congratulatory message to his Penang counterparts.
"Syabas STAFFOC @PDRMsia tumpaskan penjenayah selepas bbalas tembak di Air Itam Pg tadi. Spek disyaki tlibat kes bunuh 4 sekeluarga #GoPDRMGo (Well done, STAFFOC @PDRMsia for taking down the criminal in shootout in Air Itam this evening. Suspect believed involved in shooting of family of four)," he tweeted.
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