Cops probe death threat made to shooting victim

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KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating a threat received by the victim of a shooting incident on the North-South Expressway (NSE), near Desa Petaling early yesterday morning.

Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Amar Singh Ishar Singh said investigations found that the victim had been threatened with death by a man, believed to be the former husband of his wife.

“Police are tracking down the person who made the telephone call and all elements believed to be linked with the motive of the shooting,” he told reporters after launching “Op Selamat 9” in conjunction with Aidilfitri at Batu Toll Plaza here today.

Police had recorded a statement from the victim’s wife. The victim was in stable condition and is being treated at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Hospital.

A man was seriously hurt after he was shot at by a motorcyclist while driving on the NSE from Seremban to Kuala Lumpur at 8.40am yesterday.

The 40-year-old general manager of a private company was shot five times in the right hand, the right neck and chest.

-BERNAMA