Mobile phone shop assistant survives shooting

KULIM - A 26-year-old mobile phone shop assistant survived after being shot in the back by a gunman who stormed into his house in Taman Pondok Labu here.

Oh Hua Huang, nicknamed Ah Boy, was in the living room when two men wearing full face helmets, including one armed with a pistol, barged into the house at about 8pm on Tuesday.

Kulim OCPD Supt Ghuzlan Saleh said Oh then tried to run into his bedroom but the gunman opened fire, hitting him in the back.

"The bullet came out through his right chest.

"The two then fled on a motorcycle.

"Oh was sent to the Kulim Hospital by his family members who were in their rooms at the time of the incident.

"We are investigating the case as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code.

"The motive of the shooting has yet to be determined," he said when contacted yesterday.

Supt Ghuzlan urged those with information on the incident to call the Kulim district police head- quarters (04-490 6222) or any police station to help in investigations.