Shots fired at KLIA 1, one injured


SEPANG: A murder attempt at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1 (KLIA 1) left a bodyguard severely injured.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan, in a statement On Sunday (April 14), said that a shooting occurred on Sunday at around 1.30 am inside the KLIA 1 arrival hall.

"During the incident, a man fired off two shots. One of the shots hit the victim, who works as a personal bodyguard.

"The suspect then fled the scene.

"Followup investigations showed that the suspect had intended to shoot his wife, who was waiting for the arrival of an umrah group," he said.

The victim suffered severe injuries due to the shooting.

"This incident is unrelated to terrorist activities or groups and originated from a personal issue. The situation at KLIA is secure and under control," he said.

The case is being investigated as an attempted murder under section 307 of the Penal Code and section 8 of the Arms Act 1960.

The police believed that the suspect had fled north.

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