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Gunman kills security guard, injures lorry driver

February 28, 2016

Police say initial investigations reveal a gunman on a motorcycle fired several shots in the direction of the two men.


KUALA LUMPUR: A gunman on a motorcycle shot dead a security guard and seriously injured a lorry driver opposite a Petron petrol station in Jalan Semenyih-Kajang early today.

M. Thomas, 45, died on the spot in the attack about 4.40am. His body was sent to the Serdang Hospital.

The 26-year-old lorry driver is in a coma at the Kajang Hospital’s intensive care unit.

Kajang police chief ACP Willey Richard said both the deceased and the injured were found in a pool of blood at the scene of the attack.

He said initial investigations revealed that a gunman on a motorcycle had fired several shots in the direction of the two men.

Meanwhile in Serdang, a friend of the deceased said Thomas was killed after he had bought food and other essentials to take home to his family.

The 42-year-old man, who wished to be identified only as Vigyakumar, said it was the norm for the victim to buy food and essentials for the family.

“That’s the person I have known for almost 15 years…he was a good, brave and helpful person.

“As far as I am concerned, Thomas did not have enemies or held a grudge against anyone,” he said.

Another friend, who wished to be identified only as Ahmad, 30, expressed shock and sadness over the murder as he had known Thomas as someone who always went out of his way to help others.



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