Kuching shotgun blast victim dies
KUCHING, July 13 — One of the two victims shot by a lone gunman at a cafe in Taman Green Heights here, yesterday, died early this morning at the Sarawak General Hospital.
The 31-year-old-man succumbed to head injuries while the other victim, a 69-year-old man, is reported to be in stable condition at the hospital.
Kuching police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad said both victims were reported to be in stable condition until midnight but the 31-year-old man later died due to brain failure.
He was speaking to reporters after attending a ceremony to pay final tribute to Inspector Reggie Anak Deli, a recipient of the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP) award, the nation’s highest award or gallantry, at Taman BDC, Stampin, here today.
Reggie, 78, one of Sarawak’s most decorated policemen who passed away last Wednesday was later laid to rest at the Batu Kitang Anglican Cemetery here.
Meanwhile, Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, who was also present, said he was leaving it to his officers and men to get to the bottom of the case.
“I hope that the public will not speculate on the incident,” he added.
In the 11am incident yesterday, the victims were seated at separate tables in the cafe in Taman Green Heights with their respective friends when the gunman, armed with a shotgun, walked towards them.
He fired a single shot in the direction of the younger victim but inadvertently injured the other, and escaped from the scene. — Bernama