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Three people were shot dead on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Penang, near the exit to Butterworth at about 7.30pm yesterday. ― Picture taken from Facebook/Cahaya Nur Qalisya QistinaThree people were shot dead on the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Penang, near the exit to Butterworth at about 7.30pm yesterday. ― Picture taken from Facebook/Cahaya Nur Qalisya QistinaKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2  — The shooting case along Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Penang yesterday in which three people died, is being handled by Penang and Bukit Aman police, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“This is not about it being an isolated case or otherwise, any criminal case must be tackled immediately,” Zahid who is Home Minister said in a press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre, here today. 

Ahmad Zahid said he had instructed Penang Police Chief and the Bukit Aman Director of Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the case. 

He said information on the development of the case would be released in a press statement and shared on the social media.

In the incident at about 7.15pm yesterday, three men — Datuk Ong Teik Kwang, 32, Senthil Murugiah, 38, and Choi Hon Ming, 32 — died while four others, including RTM cameraman Muhamad Amirul Amin Amir, were injured. 

Ong who was driving a BMW car was reported to have been shot in the neck, and died on the driver’s seat, while Choi also died in his car, believed to be from a stray bullet. 

Senthil was shot at the side of the road about 50 metres from Ong’s car.  Two men have been remanded seven days from today to help in the investigations into the case.  — Bernama

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