TANGKAK - A 29-year-old police lance corporal shot and killed his wife and father-in-law using his service revolver, before turning the same weapon on himself yesterday.
The man shot his wife at their home in Felda Chemplak in Labis, Segamat, with the .38 revolver, before taking their 3-year son with him on an hour's drive to Tangkak.
He used the same weapon to gun down his father-in-law at his home in Jalan Sialang, Batu 17, at 7pm.
He later shot himself. He died on the spot, while his father-in-law, who was shot twice in the head, died at Tangkak Hospital.
The dead were identified as Fadzly Omar, his wife, Norakmal Abdul Kadir, 26, a school clerk, and his father-in-law, Abdul Kadir Md Arif, 65, a businessman.
Police rushed to Kadir's house in Tangkak upon receiving a report, before going to the Labis house to find Normala's body sprawled in a pool of blood.
It is learnt that Normala worked in Tangkak and returned to their house in Labis every weekend to meet her husband, who was posted at the police beat base in Felda Chemplak, and son.
It is learnt that the man had handed over his son to a sister-in-law outside the home before going into the living room to confront Kadir.
He fired two shots at Kadir before turning the gun on himself
A witness, who declined to be identified, said she heard popping sounds from the victim's house at 7.15 pm, which she initially thought were firecrackers.
She said she did not think much about it until one of the victim's children rushed to her house and told her that his father had been shot by his son-in-law.
"I went to the victim's house. When I got to the house, I saw two bodies at the living room."
Earlier, the witness said she saw the suspect arrive at Kadir's house with his 3-year-old son at 7pm.