8 held over shooting at 2 Sarawak shopping complexes

8 held over shooting at 2 Sarawak shopping complexes

SIBU - Police arrested eight men, including one who admitted to carrying out the shooting at one of two premier shopping complexes here.

The 24-year-old suspect confessed to acting alone when he shot at Wisma Sanyan Shopping complex in the wee hours of Friday.

He told police that he went to the complex on a motorcycle and fired a shotgun at the glass panel on the ground floor of the 28-storey building.

He, however, injured his left hand when pulling the trigger. After the act, he fled on his motorcycle.

The shooting resulted in a hole the size of a man's palm on the glass panel.

He was arrested with four others, aged between 28 and 36, at 2pm the next day at a house in Jalan Engkala, 3km from the shopping complex.

When police stormed the house, all five were found to be high on drugs.

The court on Sunday ordered all five to be remanded for four days to facilitate investigations.

The other three suspects - aged 19, 35 and 50 - were detained at three different places - Jalan Kapor, Jalan Tiong Hua market and Jalan Wawasan - on Sunday between 12.30pm and 2pm.

They were brought to the magistrate's court yesterday and ordered to be remanded for three days.

Also on Friday, the Sarawak House Shopping complex was also shot at, resulting in five bullet holes on its glass panel.

District police chief Asst Comm Mohd Kamal Kordi said despite the arrest of the eight, police were not closing the case yet.

"There are still more people who we are looking for," he said.

As for the motive for the shooting incidents, he said they could not reveal it just yet as police were still investigating the case under the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons (Amendment) Act 2014.

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