Police have arrested a man for allegedly killing three people, including a ‘Datuk’ and injuring four people in a shooting incident along Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway at about 7.30pm on Thursday.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed the ‘Datuk’ as Ong Teik Kwong, 32.
Among those injured was RTM cameraman Muhamad Amirul Amin Amir who was hit in the chest by a stray bullet when he passed by the area on his motorcycle.
Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainol Samah said the shooter was the personal bodyguard of the Datuk and was travelling with him in his car.
“Another passenger in the car tried to escape on foot, but the suspect continued firing shots at him,” he told a press conference Thursday night.
Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting.
The injured persons are all receiving intensive treatment at Penang Hospital.