Two unidentified men shot and wounded the driver of former attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail at the victim’s house in Ampang Perdana this morning.
In the 8.30am incident, the men reportedly approached the victim on the pretext of asking for directions before shooting at him in the leg.
Quoting sources, the report said it appeared that the assailants had wanted to send a warning and therefore shot the victim in the leg.
The report, which identified the victim only as Mustafa, said he had been working as a driver for Gani since January this year.
It was reported that at the time of the incident, the front gate was opened as the victim was about to leave the house.
The assailants had fled the scene on a motorbike.
MEANWHILE, according to The Star:
Driver shot in the knee by assailants on motorbike
“We received information that a man had been shot in front of his house and rushed to the scene.
“Investigations revealed the victim who works as a driver was just leaving for work when two men on a red motorcycle approached him.
“The two men fled the scene on their motorcycle.
“The victim who was rushed to Ampang Hospital suffered a gunshot wound to his left knee and is in stable condition,” he said, adding that the suspects are believed to be two local men in their 30s.
ACP Hamzah said the motive for the shooting was still unclear.
“We are investigating the case under the Fire Arms (Increased Penalties) Act,” he said, urging anyone with information to contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or visit the nearest police station.
MKINI / ANN