BESUT, Malaysia- The Besut district council president and his family woke up to a rude shock when they found their front porch and car riddled with bullets.
The family-of-three was roused by a loud noise outside their house at Kg Gong Kepas in Kampung Raja here at around 6.15am yesterday but did not suspect anything.
The 55-year-old victim left home unaware of the incident until he received a phone call from his wife at 8.30am, telling him that there were six bullet holes on the wall and on his Mercedes Benz CLK 320, which was parked in the porch.
Terengganu police chief Datuk Jamshah Mustapa said police believed the shots were fired from a distance of about five metres and possibly committed by more than one individual.
"The victim told us he does not have enemies. However, we are still investigating the motive and we are not ruling out that the shooting could be caused by some people who are not happy with his work," said Jamshah at a press conference here.
Jamshah said the police are serious in dealing with shooting cases in the state.