Datuk's bodyguard arrested after 3 killed, 4 injured in Penang expressway shooting

Three people were shot dead on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in George Town, Malaysia.
Three people were shot dead on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in George Town, Malaysia.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
A man suspected of gunning down a Datuk and two other people on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Thursday (Dec 1) has been arrested.
A man suspected of gunning down a Datuk and two other people on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Thursday (Dec 1) has been arrested.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
RTM cameraman Muhamad Amirul Amin Amir being rushed to the hospital.
RTM cameraman Muhamad Amirul Amin Amir being rushed to the hospital. PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man suspected of gunning down a Datuk and two other people on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Thursday (Dec 1) has been arrested.

Penang CID chief Senior Assistant Commandant 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. 

George Town OCPD Assistant Commandant Mior Faridalathrash Wahid confirmed the Datuk as Ong Teik Kwong, 32.

SAC Zainol said police are still investigating the motive for the shooting.

 

Four others were injured in the shooting, one of whom, said to be a woman, was seriously injured when she was shot.

She was sent to Penang Hospital for treatment.

RTM cameraman Muhamad Amirul Amin Amir was also hit in the chest when he passed by the area on his motorcycle. He was said to be heading towards the Pesta Pulau Pinang with his friend Mohamad Iskandar Osman when the shooting took place.