IGP: Special police task force to look into recent shootings

PUTRAJAYA: The police have set up a special task force to look into the sharp increase of shooting cases in the country, says Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar(pic).

The Inspector-General of Police said that the recent cases were not “random shootings”, but rather by perpetrators with their own specific motives.

“This is not a case of people shooting here and there for fun. There is a reason behind all these shooting cases, they are not just random shootings,” said Khalid to reporters when met at Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house here Saturday.

“The police actually have a special team to handle shooting cases. But as it seems to be more frequent of late, so I have added a special taskforce to look into it.

“We must track down and ensure all those responsible for these shootings are caught,” said Khalid.

In the past few weeks, several shooting cases have occurred, with one as recent as July 6 where a real estate agent was shot to death in Taman OUG in Kuala Lumpur.

On June 29, a man miraculously survived after being shot six times in his car by individuals on motorcycles along the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban highway.

Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong was shot dead on June 21 while he was in his car at a traffic light junction in Miri.