Police waiting to question survivors in shooting case

IPOH, Malaysia - The police are waiting for the condition of the two victims in the shooting case at Kampung Simee here to be stable before recording their statements.

State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan said information from the duo was crucial to the case.

It is believed that shooting might be triggered by a drug deal gone sour.

"No arrests have been made," DCP Shukri told reporters attending the state police contingent headquarters buka puasa session on Tuesday.

It was reported that a gunman had fired at least four shots, killing Jasrafveendeerjeet Singh, 25, and injuring his friends Sarbjit Singh, 28, and Koo Loo Kong, 55, who were having drinks at a restaurant on Sunday evening.

DCP Shukri said the police had formed a task force led by state CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim to investigate the case.

"We hope witnesses and informers would step forward to assist investigations. Their identities will be kept secret," he said.

DCP Shukri added there was no need for the public to be alarmed as most of the suspects and victims of shooting cases in Perak are members of secret societies.