4 Members Of The Royal Malaysian Air Force Killed In A Shooting Incident

The incident happened this morning, 13 August, at the Kota Samarahan Air Force Base in Kuching, Sarawak.

Cover image via Berita Harian/YouTube

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Earlier this morning, 13 August, there was a shooting incident at the Kota Samarahan Air Force Base in Kuching, Sarawak.

State media Bernama reported that four personnel were killed.

Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail said the incident took place at the guardhouse of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) Unit

A Malaysiakini report quoted him saying that the incident occurred when one of the TUDM personnel started shooting at his colleagues during the incident.

"It happened when one of the personnel took an M4 assault rifle and started shooting, killing two of his colleagues at the scene, and seriously injuring another," Aidi said.

One other personnel, who was injured in the shooting, succumbed at the Kota Samarahan Heart Centre.

The suspect reportedly shot himself and died at the scene.

The same was also reported by Sinar Harian, which quoted the Sarawak police commissioner as saying that one of the TUDM members is believed to have shot three of his friends before shooting himself.

Image via Berita Harian

While police are still investigating the motive, TUDM said it will set up an investigation board to identify the cause of the incident

"In the meantime, TUDM appeals to all quarters to not speculate on the incident until the process of investigation has been completed," read a statement issued by TUDM.

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