SUBANG JAYA: A 29-year-old lance corporal was shot dead in a police station on Jalan TP 7/2 here early Thursday.
The victim, believed to be L/Kpl Valentino Mesa, was found in a pool of blood by policemen during a routine patrol stop at Pinggiran Subang Jaya police station around 3.25am.
It is learnt that Mesa was on duty alone at the station at the time.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said policemen arrived to find the station in darkness.
"The lights were turned off. When they went in, they found him," he said when met at the scene.
The victim, who was shot once and slashed on the back of his head, had joined the force in 2010.
Comm Mazlan said several witnesses said they had heard explosions at around 2.40am, but dismissed it as fireworks set off to celebrate National Day.
"We believe that could have been the time the incident took place," he said.
The victim's pistol was also missing from the scene.
Comm Mazlan said there was no CCTV in the police station but police are checking CCTV footage from the surrounding area.
He said the investigation so far has not revealed any evidence of personal issues like debts.
However, he did not rule out that the victim knew his attacker as he was shot was at close range.
"We are also not ruling out that there could be more than one assailant," he said.
Comm Mazlan said police will go all out to bring the culprits to justice and urged anyone with information to contact the police immediately.