Two men shot and wounded at toll plaza
KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Two out of three men in a car sustained injuries after being shot while trying to escape the police at the Sunway toll plaza near here last night.
Subang Jaya police chief ACP Yahaya Ramli said police were forced to fire three shots at the suspects’ car after the driver put the vehicle in reverse and knocked the police car which had been trailing them for over two kilometres.
He said two of the shots hit the front windshield, causing injuries to the driver, while the other shot hit the front door and then hit the hip of the front passenger.
“During the incident, the policemen from the Serdang CID were patrolling the area in Bandar Kinrara when they spotted the suspects acting suspiciously in a black Honda Civic car and followed them until they reached the Sunway toll plaza.
“Realising that a police car was trying to stop them, the driver put the car in reverse and knocked the police patrol car behind, prompting the policemen to fire the shots,” he told reporters at the scene.
Yahaya said initial investigation showed that the car used by the suspects, aged between 16 and 24, was reported stolen in Kelana Jaya on June 4, and the driver had three previous criminal records related to robbery and car theft.
“The two suspects are unemployed and are currently in a stable condition at Serdang Hospital, while the other one is a student. All of them will be remanded to facilitate in the investigation,” he said, adding that no weapons were found in the car. — Bernama