KUANTAN: A businessman died after being shot three times in front of his friend’s house in Jalan Air Putih here.
Pahang police chief Comm Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan said the case had been classified as murder.
The police are looking at several angles, including gangsterism and revenge, as possible motives.
The 63-year-old victim was dropping off his friend after a night out at an entertainment centre when an unknown assailant suddenly opened fire at his vehicle.
Comm Abd Jalil told reporters that the victim’s friend immediately fled and hid during the incident.
According to the police, the incident is believed to have happened between 1.30am and 2am yesterday.
The victim managed to drive away despite being hit.
He was later found in front of a nearby pharmacy.
The victim was seriously injured and could be seen coughing up blood in a video recording.
Members of the public sent him to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital but he died upon arrival.
“The 47-year-old friend, who is also a businessman, has been detained to assist in investigations, ” Comm Abd Jalil said.
He also urged witnesses or those with information to contact the police immediately.