KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 ― Two gunmen fired 20 rounds and killed a 43-year-old man in broad daylight along Jalan Taman Ibukota in Setapak near here at about 4pm today.
The attackers immediately fled the scene, leaving the victim slumped in the driver’s seat of his car.
Forensic police are on the scene. The victim’s family members, including his children, are also there.
Malay Mail understands four men on two motorcycles got near to the victim when he stopped at a red light. Two men got down from the motorcyles and opened fire at the man from both sides of the car.
Today’s incident is the latest in a spate of shooting crimes in Malaysia, which has strict laws to regulate gun use.
Among high-profile incidents this month was the fatal shooting of a real estate agent and her eight-year-old daughter who was wounded in the abdomen from shots by two unknown men on a motorcycle in the leafy suburb of Taman OUG earlier this month in a case police suspected to be business-related.
In Penang, a 32-year-old man shot dead four members of his family, including his two-year-old nephew, which police suspected to be due to a family-related quarrel.
In June, Sarawak PKR leader Bill Kayong, 43, was gunned down at a traffic intersection in Lutong, Miri.
The same month, a 43-year-old businessman was shot dead by a motorcyclist at the Sungai Rasau toll plaza in Selangor.
A number of shootings by suspected hitmen have taken place on the road this year when their targets were at the wheel, though some survived the encounter.