Man held over Penang coffeeshop shooting

Man held over Penang coffeeshop shooting
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GEORGE TOWN - Police have picked up a 47-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a man at a coffeeshop in Paya Terubong here.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Fairdalathrash Wahid said the suspect was nabbed at a premises here.

He said the police were still looking for the firearm used in the incident that saw the victim, in his 30s, being shot at five times, with two of the bullets hitting his buttock.

The suspect was picked up at 2pm yesterday.

The victim, who is still being warded at the Penang Hospital, has since undergone an operation to remove the bullets and is reportedly in stable condition.

"We are also investigating whether the gunman was acting alone. The suspect is expected to be remanded tomorrow," he said yesterday.

On Thursday, a man was having dinner with two friends when a gunman walked up from behind and opened fire at close range.

One of his dinner companions was also injured in the right arm when one of the shots ricocheted during the 9.15pm incident.

ACP Mior Faridalathrash said the initial probe revealed that revenge could be the motive as the victim was involved in a fight on Wednesday night.

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