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2 suspects in Bukit Bintang shooting arrested

They were arrested in a raid, during which a .38 revolver, a Barreta semi-automatic revolver and 14 bullets were also seized.

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Two local suspects wanted by the police to help in investigations into a shooting incident at a hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday have been arrested.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Azmi Abu Kassim said the suspects, aged 47 and 51, were arrested in a raid at a residence in Puchong at about 8.15pm yesterday.

He said in the raid, the police seized a .38 revolver, a Barreta semi-automatic revolver, 14 bullets, a red Honda RS150 motorcycle, two helmets, two sets of shirts and pants, two pairs of sports shoes, a sling bag as well as three mobile phones of various brands.

“One (of) the pistols is believed to have been used in the (shooting) incident,” he said at a press conference at Kuala Lumpur contingent police headquarters today.

On Tuesday, a 49-year-old local man was found dead with gunshot wounds to his forehead in a hotel room in Bukit Bintang an hour after he checked in.

The body was discovered by a hotel employee who entered the man’s room. The employee then called the police at about 7pm.

Azmi said based on police investigations, the suspects and victim had met at the hotel room to conduct drug-dealing business. He said the victim had 14 criminal records connected to kidnapping, murder and drugs.

Azmi said all of the suspects who were arrested would be asked to assist in the investigation of the case.

Meanwhile, he said a check on the first suspect who was arrested at the scene on the day of the incident found he had seven previous drug-related criminal records. He was remanded for six days until May 9.

Remand applications for the other two suspects will be made today.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

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