GEORGE TOWN, Feb 22 — The 49-year-old woman who was shot dead while driving to town yesterday was not linked to any triads or pregnant, Penang Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said today.
Dispelling rumours spread online and published in some online media outlets, he stressed that there was no evidence that she was connected to any gangs or gang activities.
“At the moment, we have no indications of involvement with [triads]. We are still looking into the motive; the incident happened less than 24 hours ago, so give us time,” he told reporters at the Penang police headquarters this morning.
He also criticised news outlets that reported her as pregnant.
Cheah said they are thoroughly investigating the case, including the victim’s as well as her husband’s business dealings. He also confirmed that the victim’s husband is an entertainment outlet owner.
“We have some leads and we are following the leads. With these leads, we hope to identify the suspects in this case,” he said.
In the 5.45pm incident yesterday, the businesswoman was driving along Jalan Pekaka 1 heading towards town when two men on a motorcycle approached her car. One of them then fired 10 shots at her at point-blank range.
Videos of the incident, which showed the car losing control and hitting a four-wheel drive, were distributed online.
The police have refused to identify the victim before her body was claimed by her family members.
Chuah today appealed to members of the public with videos of the incident to submit these to the police for their investigations.
“We are also collecting CCTV recordings from houses in the area and its vicinity, not only that road. We are going through it to look for more leads,” he said.
“The suspects are dangerous individuals, they are armed, so those who have any information that could help us, please come forward,” he said.
All eyewitnesses and those with videos or CCTV recordings of the incident may go to the nearest police station with their information or call 019-4446521.