6 bullets mailed to Penang businessman, another 6 fired at his house

GEORGE TOWN - At least six shots were fired at a businessman's bungalow in Pulau Tikus, a suburb in Penang on early Thursday.

The man had earlier lodged a police report, claiming that he received an extortion letter together with six bullets, police said.

His 29-year-old son, his wife and their domestic worker were at home when a gunman struck at around 1.15am.

No one was injured in the shooting, which came amid a spate of gun violence in Malaysia.

"Based on the CCTV footages, the gunman fired the shots randomly outside the house," police said, adding that the owner had a shock after discovering fragments of broken window panels and bullet marks on them.

The owner, who is now abroad, told police that he received a text message in Chinese demanding for money to be deposited into a local bank account.

"We have since frozen the telephone numbers and the bank account," police said, adding that the case is being investigated for criminal intimidation.