Shooting of woman in Penang not linked to triads: Police

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GEORGE TOWN, Penang - Penang police stressed that the 49-year-old woman who was killed in a shooting incident in Taman Pekaka near here was not pregnant or linked to any triad.

"I would like to stress that based on the report by my officers, she was not pregnant.

"At the moment, there is no indication of the case being related to any secret society," Penang police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye said in refuting online rumours that the victim was pregnant or that the case was linked to triads.

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He urged all parties to be responsible and verify the sources of information they received before circulating them.

Woman, 49, shot and killed hitman-style in Penang

  • A woman was shot dead as she was driving her BMW in Taman Pekaka in Sungai Dua in Penang.
  • The victim, in her 40s, died from gunshot wounds in the chest in the close-range shooting at 5.45pm.
  • Several bullet holes were found on the window of her car.
  • As her white car pulled out onto the main road that leads to Jalan Bukit Gambir at around 5.45pm, two men drew up on a motorcycle beside her car, and the pillion rider fired at least 10 shots at her.
  • Lee, 49, died on the spot. At least six shots struck her and her car rammed into a four-wheel drive in front at Jalan Pekaka before screeching to a stop.
  • The body was taken to Penang Hospital for a post-mortem.
  • Lee's (inset) husband Siak Kum Guan, 51, (in off-white shirt) trying to come to terms with the news of his wife’s fatal shooting.
  • Lee’s car lies abandoned as a crowd gathers at the crime scene.
  • “She was not linked to any gang member and the case has nothing to do with gang activities,” Penang's CID chief said.

"Even some of the pictures, claiming to be of the deceased, were not her," he said.

Asked to confirm the name of the deceased, Comm Chuah said it is standard practice in such cases to not reveal the identity until the body is claimed.

He, however, confirmed that the woman was a businesswoman, and her husband operates an entertainment outlet.

"We will investigate the case from all angles," he added.

The shooting incident happened at about 5.45pm on Tuesday in Jalan Pekaka 1 when a pillion rider fired at least 10 shots at the car driven by Ruby Lee Poh Ai. Lee was struck with at least six shots on her chest and body.

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