No lead yet on Thursday’s shooting incident — Police chief
Posted on July 18, 2012, Wednesday
KUCHING: The police are still clueless on the recent shooting of a 31-year-old man here, who later succumbed to injuries.
City police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad said they had been trying very hard to get some leads which could help them track down the killer but so far they had yet to get any.
He said although they were still without any clue, they were not giving up and would continue to gather whatever tips that could assist them in solving the case, including interviewing the deceased’s close friends and immediate relatives.
Roslan, however, admitted that this kind of case was never easy to solve because it involved individuals and not rings or syndicates.
“What makes it even more difficult for us to solve this particular case is that the victim had died.
“Furthermore, our initial investigation revealed that the attack involved individuals and not a group so because
of that, we don’t have any target.
“Our only hope now is that those having information on the case will come forward to assist us in our investigation and bring the suspect to justice,” he said.
He assured members of the public who witnessed the shooting that their identities would be kept confidential if they came forward to give their accounts of the incident.
“We know some people are reluctant to come forward because they fear for their safety and the trouble of going in and out of court if they are called as witnesses.
“But to be fair to the victim, we are appealing to eyewitnesses to come forward and help us solve this case.
“Without public help we fear that this case will remain unsolved,” he said.
He told reporters this after the launch of the landscape and beautification campaign at the Kuching District Police Headquarters at Jalan Simpang Tiga.
He was asked about the latest development in their investigation into the shooting incident that occurred at a coffee shop in Green Heights here last Thursday morning.
In the incident, the victim, surnamed Ang, was struck in the left side of his head by pellets from a single shot fired from a shotgun.
He was rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital where he was admitted but died the following day.
A 69-year-old clerk who was several metres away from Ang at the same coffee shop was struck in the arm and stomach by stray pellets, but he survived.