PDRM Hunting For Foreigners Who Shot A Police Officer In Bandar Sri Damansara
The suspects fled the scene on foot to escape from the police.
A policeman suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh after he was shot at by a foreigner, believed to be of African descent
The incident reportedly happened at about 6.30pm yesterday, 22 November, when the police, who was on patrol with his colleague, had spotted a white Perodua Myvi parked at a petrol station in Persiaran Industri, Bandar Sri Damansara.
Feeling suspicious, the lance corporal identified as Syarom decided to check on the assailants believed to be three Africans. However, the car in question sped off instead.
This led to a short car chase for over two kilometres
According to a spokesperson, the suspects had hit a few vehicles along their route of escape in hopes of escaping.
Syarom then tried to catch one of the suspects who tried to flee on foot when the car stopped. However, one of the assailants whipped out a pistol and fired a shot. The bullet struck the policeman in his left thigh.
All three of the assailants successfully fled the scene and the car was later found abandoned at a traffic light junction in the area.
A witness at the scene saw the suspects resumed their escape on foot
It was reported that a resident who only wanted to be known as Mun said she saw the suspects hastily running off, leaving their car by the road side.
"I also heard gunshot and saw a big African man running away before the police arrived," she was quoted as saying.
The police are currently investigating the incident
According to Petaling Jaya deputy police chief Superintendent Mohd Ali Thamby, the police have also launched a manhunt for the suspects.
Meanwhile, Syarom is reportedly in stable condition after he was rushed to the Sungai Buloh Hospital to receive treatment.