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Chinese temple worker survives 3 gunshots in Malaysia

Publication Date : 14-05-2012


A Chinese temple committee chairman was shot at least three times on Saturday by a lone gunman in Jalan Raja Uda area in Penang state of Malaysia but managed to survive the attack.

The 49-year-old was watching television with two friends at the temple in Taman Teratai when a man wearing a jacket and helmet approached him from the back and suddenly opened fire, hitting his body.

Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Alias, officer in charge of police district, said the assailant fled on a motorcycle that was parked outside the temple.

The victim’s friends could not do anything as they feared being shot.

"The victim, who also worked as a part-time caretaker at the temple, was rushed to the Seberang Jaya Hospital where his condition has been described as stable," he said.

"We are trying to determine the motive behind the shooting which has been classified as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code," he said yesterday.

Zulkifli said three bullet casings were found at the scene of the shooting that occurred at about 11:55 p.m..

"We are appealing to witnesses or those with information on the incident to come forward," he said.


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