Three Air Force personnel dead, one seriously injured in shooting incident at camp


Police personnel seen at the entrance of the RMAF camp in Kota Samarahan. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

KUCHING: Three Royal Malaysian Air Force personnel were killed and a fourth seriously injured in a shooting incident at their camp in Kota Samarahan Friday (Aug 13) morning.

Sarawak police commissioner Comm Datuk Aidi Ismail said the shooting happened at the guardhouse of the RMAF camp.

"Initial investigations found that the incident involved four RMAF personnel on duty at the guardhouse.

"Three personnel died at the scene, while one was seriously injured and brought to the Sarawak Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan for treatment," he said in a statement, adding that investigations were ongoing.

A police truck seen entering the RMAF camp at Kota Samarahan where a shooting incident occurred on Friday morning.  — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The StarA police truck seen entering the RMAF camp at Kota Samarahan where a shooting incident occurred on Friday morning. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

RMAF also confirmed the incident in a statement, saying that it occurred at about 7.15am Friday.

It urged the public not to speculate on the shooting but to let the police complete their investigations.

"We have handed over the case to the police for investigation.

"We will also set up an investigation board to identify the cause of the incident," RMAF said.

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