Yesterday (Tuesday, 21st February), a 49-year-old businesswoman was shot dead by gunmen at Taman Pekaka, Penang. According to the police, the gunmen fired about 10 shots at her.
The victim, known as Ruby Lee Poh Ai, was hit 6 times in the chest, killing her on the spot. The incident happened around 5:45pm.
It is believed that the gunmen had been waiting for Lee to leave her office, which is a logistic company located at a building in Lebuh Pekaka 1, before killing her.
State Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Zainol Samah said, “The woman was driving at Jalan Pekaka 1 heading towards Bayan Lepas, when 2 men on a motorcycle approached the driver’s side and fired 10 shots at her.”
Zainol mentioned that her white BMW then crashed into a sports utility vehicle and swerved into Lintang Pekaka 9 before stopping near a double-storey house. He also shut down rumours about the incident being a gang-related case, adding that Lee was not related to any “Datuk”.
The case had been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Police has urged the public not to speculate on the incident and asked for those with information to call the Rakan COP hotline at 04-269 1999 or any police station.