IPOH - A former Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) air traffic controller was shot dead at close range in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Mr S. Jambu Keshan, 39, had just got out of his car to go to his father's restaurant when he was shot at about 7.15am on Sunday.
Ipoh OCPD Assistant Commissioner Sum Chang Keong said a silver Toyota Vios pulled up near Mr Jambu's car and a man wearing a full-faced helmet alighted from it and fired three shots, reported Malaysia's The Star.
"The suspect returned to the car, which was driven by an accomplice, and sped off," he told reporters.
Police found a bullet and three spent shells at the scene.
Mr Sum said a member of Mr Jambu's family drove him to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Mr Jambu was a Laskar Udara Kanan (Leading Aircraftman) before he left the RMAF five years ago.
He was the head of Geng 36 in Batu Gajah.
Perak CID chief Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim said Mr Jambu is believed to have been gunned down by rival gang members due to drug-related matters.