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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Special task force formed as shooting cases increase

PUTRAJAYA - The police have formed a special task force to deal with the rising number of shooting cases nationwide, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

He said the task force would investigate the recent spate of shootings and track down those responsible for the attacks.

“I have said before that these are not random shootings. Give us some time to investigate.

“The perpetrators are not having fun going around shooting here, shooting there. There is a reason (why the shootings happened),” he told reporters after attending Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s Hari Raya open house event here today.

He said a team dedicated to handling shooting cases existed, but a special task force was formed to ensure the “criminal elements” involved are hunted down and apprehended.

On July 6, a 32-year-old real estate agent was shot dead at point blank in a drive-by shooting in Taman OUG.

On June 29, a company executive became the target of a hitman, taking five bullets in a drive-by shooting along the KL-Seremban highway.

On June 21, PKR member Bill Kayong, who was also political secretary to Miri member of parliament Dr Michael Teoh, was shot at close range at a traffic light junction in Jalan Kuala Baram near Lutong in Miri.

On June 15, a businessman was shot dead in his car after being hit with six bullets at the Sungai Rasau toll plaza in Shah Alam.

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