KUALA LUMPUR: Police are hot on the heels of two criminals who managed to flee after a shootout.
Another of their accomplices was arrested after the drama on Friday night.
According to the police, they tracked down two men, linked to a previous criminal case, entering a car inside a condominium in Jalan Genting Klang on Friday night. A third person was with the two suspects then.
When the police tried to inspect their vehicle, one of the three men fired a shot at them.
“Another shot was fired towards the police at the entrance of the condominium, ” said city police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim in a statement yesterday.
“Shots were fired back in self-defence. One of the suspects was hit in the leg and body. The injured suspect was arrested and a semi-automatic gun was seized, together with 35 bullets. Background checks show that he has three criminal records.”
Comm Mazlan said the injured suspect was brought to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
“The two other suspects escaped. Efforts to trace them are ongoing, ” he added.
Those with information should contact ASP Gopal Subramaniam at 012-512 0242 or investigating officer Insp Salina Zulkopli at 011-1233 4405.
“They can also contact the nearest police station, ” he said.
In Butterworth, 144 men, including two drug traffickers, were arrested in a two-week anti-drug operation in Ujung Batu.
Seberang Perai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the suspects were aged between 20 and 60.
“Police conducted the operation between Aug 8 and Thursday, rounding up 131 addicts, 11 for possession of drugs and two for trafficking in banned substances, ” he said in a statement here today.