Mongolian Woman Injured In Bandar Utama Drive-By Shooting: 7 Facts You Should Know

A Mongolian woman was critically injured after she was shot four times by two men at Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

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When the underdogs hit the wrong target in the Bandar Utama drive-by shooting

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The Mongolian woman who was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Bandar Utama on Monday was not the target.

The bullets were meant for her 35-year-old boyfriend from Sarawak, a Datuk, who is believed to have past connections to a gang, police said yesterday.

Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Azmi Abu Kassim said in October last year, the businessman's house in Sibu was shot at and he had been threatened. "The businessman had also received several threats via phone calls telling him to 'jaga baik-baik' (watch out)," he said.

"He previously had a misunderstanding with one of an underworld member he calls 'Brother'. It was related to a business matter," he said adding that the dispute has to do with the shooting incident.

To add Sibu police were assisting in the investigations.

“We are liaising with them to locate the brother who we believe could be involved in the shooting,” said Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah.

On 15 June, a Bandar Utama drive-by shooting left a Mongolian woman critically injured after she was shot four times by two men

Below, we list down the important facts you should know.

1. The victim, aged 26, was sitting in the passenger seat of a Toyota Land Cruiser, parked by the roadside in Dataran Bandar Utama, when the duo on a motorbike approached the 4WD and opened fire

Police carrying out investigations with the 4WD by the roadside in Bandar Utama.

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2. They fired eight shots at the driver's window, of which four hit the Mongolian woman on the shoulder and her chest, The Star reported

3. The Toyota Land Cruiser was being driven by a 35-year-old Sibu businessman, who, The Star says, is a Datuk. The businessman was talking on the phone when the due started shooting. He was unhurt.

4. The 5:45pm shooting was witnessed by a motorist. He panicked and instinctively stepped on the accelerator of his car and rammed it at the assailants' motorcycle, possibly saving the woman's life, who is now in intensive care unit of University Malaya Medical Centre. The two assailants fell but got on to the bike and rode off.

Police closing off part of Jalan Dataran Bandar Utama, as seen from 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

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5. The woman was first rushed to the KPJ Damansara Hospital but was later transferred to University Malaya Medical Centre. According to The Malaysian Insider, she is now in stable condition.

6. The Star quoted Petaling Jaya OCPD Assistant Commissioner Azmi Abu Kassim as saying that the motive of the attack could be revenge. He added that police are "not ruling out anything yet".

7. The assailants used a semi-automatic 9mm caliber pistol

File photo of SIG Pro semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9×19mm.

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