A shooting has occurred in the middle of a busy road in Kuala Lumpur.
The shooting, which happened earlier today (Wednesday, 27th July) at around 3pm, took place in front of Setapak Central Mall (previously known as Festival City Mall).
According to a CCTV clip circulating on the interwebs, 2 motorcycles can be seen approaching a Honda at a cross-junction. Traffic was halted as there was a traffic light. 2 passengers from each of the motorcycles then alighted and proceeded to open fire at the unsuspecting driver.
No details of the victim have been released as of press time, but according to certain sources, the man was fatally wounded. The car in question was also riddled with bullet holes, while the motorcyclists managed to escape.
Netizens on Twitter and Facebook are also reporting that the incident has caused a massive jam around the area. Those coming from Bulatan Pahang are expected to face traffic slowdown.
Take a look at the CCTV clip here:
Details are scarce now, but we’ll update this post with more information as soon as we get ’em.
UPDATE (28th July, 9:40am):
More details about the victim have surfaced.
According to reports, the man, only known as Kana, was a moneylender. It is believed that he was on the way to have a drink at a mall nearby. Around 16 shots were fired at his direction, with 3 to 4 shots on the left and 12 on the left.
When asked if it was a gang-related case, City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Rusdi Mohd Isa said “there is a possibility”, as the 43-year-old man had prior experience in gang activities. He also added that the victim was previously arrested in 2014, but stressed that they were looking at other avenues too.
Meanwhile, a family member who was interviewed by The Sun Daily said that the man had been in hiding for several months as the victim knew he was wanted by gang members. He had shaved his head and according to an unnamed friend, the victim had sold off his Toyota Camry and bought a Honda Accord just 2 weeks ago.
Those who were at the crime scene that witnessed the shooting are encouraged to visit the nearest police station to aid in investigations.