Recent shootings across Malaysia

April 25

Mr N. Ragunathan, a road transport department (RTD) officer, 39, was shot dead in his car. He was alone in the car, which had stopped at a traffic light when two men on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and fired three shots at him.

April 26

Malaysian Customs' deputy director-general Shaharuddin Ibrahim, 58, who was on his way to his office in Putrajaya, was shot dead at close range in his car.

April 30

A pillion rider fired a shot at a 26-year-old man in the compound of his home near Taiping in Perak state, but missed. Two men had ridden up to the house of the victim and called out his name before firing the shot.

May 12

A second-hand shop assistant was shot dead at a traffic light junction near Kulim, in the northern state of Kedah.

May 13

Two people were killed and two others injured when a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire with an automatic pistol as they were leaving a wedding reception in Butterworth, Penang.

May 29

Businessman A. Sivaguru, 28, escaped unscathed despite being shot at seven times by two men on a motorcycle in Sungai Buloh near Kuala Lumpur.

July 5

Teacher Mat Zaki Hashim, 35, was seriously injured after being shot in the neck in Pasir Mas in the north-eastern state of Kelantan. His car was believed to have stalled on the road before he was shot.

July 8

Student affairs senior assistant Hashim Mat Zain, 43, was gunned down in a gangland-style killing outside his school at a junction near Bachok in Kelantan.

July 12

A four-year-old boy was injured in the forehead and left leg when a gunman opened fire at him and his father, a car repossessor, in front of their home in Bukit Jambul in Penang.

July 18

Secondary school teacher K. Shanmugan was killed after being shot nine times at point-blank range by unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle when he stopped his car at a red light while on his way to school in Kulim, Kedah.

July 27

The chairman of a Malaysian crime watchdog, Mr R. Sri Sanjeevan, 29, is in critical condition after being shot at by two men on a motorcycle in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan. The MyWatch chief had been exposing corruption in the police force for some time and received several death threats before the shooting.

July 29

Arab Malaysian Banking Group founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi, 75, was shot dead and his wife seriously injured after a man opened fire at them in Kuala Lumpur. The police believe it could be business-related.

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