People usually like to hit the bar after a long day of work to unwind. Most like to sit about, nurse a drink and relax peacefully, either with friends or alone. However, the scene in a bar in Bandar Puchong Jaya yesterday (15th November) was anything but.
A 56-year-old civil servant was detained last night after he allegedly shot another customer. The victim in question was a Chinese man aged 56. The victim, suspected to be a Dato, thankfully survived after he was sent to the hospital for treatment.
According to police reports, the incident occurred at a bar around 8:45pm on Monday. Initial investigations showed that the civil servant was licensed to carry a firearm, citing work reasons. However, the police have since seized the pistol.
Serdang OCPD Asst Comm AA Anbalagan stated that the suspect did not know the victim and no provocation took place prior to the incident. “The suspect had allegedly fired a shot from a pistol and it hit the victim, who was a customer of the premises,” he said. As no motive is known yet, they will continue to investigate the case under Penal Code Section 307 (attempt to murder).
The victim sustained injuries to his back and his left arm. He was sent to Serdang Hospital by a friend after he was shot. The doctor who treated him later made a police report at 12:20am today (16th November). However, police assured that the victim is now in a stable condition. According to China Press, said victim is a director of a famous factory, but, no name was given.
There’s a reason why people need permits to carry firearms, and even then, accidents can still happen. Hopefully, the civil servant will be more responsible the next time he visits a bar. Not only does he have to ensure he drinks responsibly, he’ll have to carry his firearm responsibly too!