Woman arrested after 4 injured in Hong Kong shooting

Woman arrested after 4 injured in Hong Kong shooting
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Hong Kong police have arrested a woman in her 40s who opened fire at her aunts and uncles at Quarry Bay Park on Tuesday (June 26) afternoon.

The quartet aged between 60 and 80 suffered a range of injuries in the gun attack, according to the South China Morning Post.

A man and a woman sustained head injuries, while the other two victims were shot in the shoulder and hand.

They appeared to be conscious when they were taken to hospital, Radio Television Hong Kong reported.

1 dead, 3 wounded in rare Hong Kong shooting

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    One woman was killed and three other people wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a Hong Kong park next to a busy shopping centre, a rare gun attack in a city ranked as one of the safest in the world.

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    A 44-year-old woman was arrested for murder and attempted murder by police in a nearby mall and a pistol was seized, the police said in a statement.

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    The police added that initial investigations revealed it had been "a dispute with the deceased and the three victims, during which the woman shot them with a pistol."

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    The dead woman was identified by local media as the 80-year-old aunt of the attacker.

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    Television stations also showed an elderly man lying on the ground beside a pool of blood and another person with a head wound.

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    The police said the attacker was caught in a mall next to the park.

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    Two men are in critical condition, including a 62-year-old who was shot in the head. Another woman is in stable condition.

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    Local media said the suspect and the victims were two brothers and sisters involved in a dispute over an inheritance.

A handgun was found at the scene.

"It appears the suspect has a target in the incident," a police source said, ruling out the possibility of the shooter as a terrorism suspect.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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