One arrested, two escape in shootout with police

KUALA LUMPUR: A shootout between the police and three suspects ended with one arrest, with the remaining two managing to escape.

According to the police, they had tracked down two suspects linked to a previous criminal case at a condominium on Jalan Genting Klang on Friday night (Aug 23).

A third, unidentified person was with the two suspects who were getting into a car.

When the police tried to inspect their vehicle, one of the three fired a shot at them.

The three suspects then tried to use the car to escape.

"Another shot was fired towards the police at the front entrance of the condominium," said city police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim in a statement on Saturday (Aug 24).

"Shots were fired back in self-defence. One of the suspects was shot in the leg and body.

"The injured suspect was arrested and a semi-automatic gun was seized, together with 35 bullets. Checks showed that he has three counts of crimimnal activity in his record, including drug offences."

Comm Mazlan said the injured suspect was brought to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.

"The two other suspects escaped. Efforts to trace them are ongoing.

"Kuala Lumpur police urge the public with information of the incident to contact the senior investigation officer ASP Gopal Subramaniam at 012 512 0242, or investigating officer Insp Salina Zulkopli at 011 1233 4405.

"They can also contact their nearest police station," he said.

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