Minor Car Accident Triggers 15-Men Brawl In Klang. Then Came A Gunshot
A minor accident was all it took to ignite a brawl involving 15 men and residents of a Klang neighbourhood
According to a report by New Straits Times (NST), several Taman Sri Andalas residents were attacked by a group of assailants following the accident on 6 November.
It all began when a couple crashed their Perodua Myvi into a parked Perodua Kenari, which was parked outside the house of a police officer.
The couple panicked and called a group of friends for help. Moments later, 15 friends of the couple turned up at the location.
The officer, who was resting in his home, heard the crash and went outside to see what had happened
Other residents, including the officer's neighbour, also emerged from their homes. A quarrel ensued and the group of men started attacking several residents.
This forced the officer, who was in his 40s and attached to the Selangor contingent headquarters, to fire a warning shot in the air as self-defence. The shot prompted the men to flee.
As they were fleeing, one of the men hit a woman resident with his car
"The woman was injured at the waist and several other parts of the body when she was rammed by the car driven by the suspect," said Klang Selatan District Police chief, ACP Shamsul Amar Ramli.
Bernama reported that the man was arrested by the police yesterday in Bandar Bukit Tinggi.
Through CCTV recordings, the police have identified nine suspects who were involved in the brawl
The case is being investigated under Section 148 and 307 of the Penal Code for illegal assembly and rioting using weapons.