KUANTAN - A businessman survived being shot twice and slashed by four assailants who then fled in his car in an early morning robbery.
Pahang deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Jamaluddin Abd Majid said Lee Siew Meng, 42, was checking into a hotel in Jalan Air Putih here when he was approached by two of the suspects in the 4.20am incident.
"The two men asked the victim where he was going and when Lee replied that he was checking in, they told him the hotel was full.
"The suspects then hit the victim on the head and fired two shots at him," DCP Jamaluddin said at a press conference at the district police headquarters here yesterday.
DCP Jamaluddin said one of the bullets penetrated Lee's right shoulder and exited through his back while another hit him in the left rib.
Lee, who is from Kuala Terengganu, also had a slash wound on his head.
"He was sent to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital and is reported to be stable after surgery to remove the bullets," said DCP Jamaluddin.
He added that police believed the motive of the attack was to rob Lee of his Peugeot 308 car as they left his wallet containing RM988 untouched.