Shooting of driver a case of mistaken identity, say cops

Shooting of driver a case of mistaken identity, say cops

PETALING JAYA - Assailants who shot a man and his female companion inside a car in Puchong Gateway on Sunday were believed to have got the wrong person, the police said.

Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the shooting might be related to a drug deal gone awry or gang rivalry.

He said investigations revealed that the two assailants had wanted to kill one of the victim's friends, who was not with them.

"The friend had a previous conviction involving drugs and gangsterism," ACP Yahaya said yesterday.

In the 5.10am incident, a 37-year-old driver who works at an embassy and his companion were injured when they were shot at near a temple construction site here.

The duo earlier met up with six other friends for drinks prior to the incident.

Two men on a black Honda EX-5 motorcycle approached the car in which the duo were in. One of the assailants alighted from the motorcycle and fired several shots at them.

One hit the man's right thigh while another shot grazed his friend's right hand.

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