Man survives gun attack

KAJANG: A 38-year-old man cheated death today despite being shot several times by a gunman at Jalan Reko here today, in an attack believed to be linked to a feud between underworld gangs.

The victim who suffered at least three gunshot wounds, was reported to be in stable condition at the Kajang Hospital.

Police said the man was driving his Honda Accord, and was at waiting at a traffic lights junction at about 12.30pm, when a motorcyclist and his pillion rider pulled up next to his car.

The pillion rider whipped out a pistol and fired six shots before the motorcyclist sped off.

It is learnt that the victim collapsed in his car but minutes later, his family members who were alerted of the attack, arrived at the scene before rushing the man to the Kajang Hospital.

It was also learnt that several years ago, a close relative of the victim, who is a MIC area leader, was also shot and injured in a drive-by shooting by unknown assailants.

Selangor police chief, senior DCP Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said, the victim is an MIC member and police will investigate the case from all angles.

Sources said there is ongoing friction between three Indian-based underworld gangs following several bloody confrontations that have occurred over the past month.

Last month in Banting, a 34-year-old leader of a notorious gang, who is listed as banned by the Home Ministry, was slashed to death after being set upon by a group of men opposite a restaurant. About a week later, in an incident believed to be a retaliation of the gang leader's death, another man aged 26 was shot dead in Teluk Panglima Garang, Banting.

There have been several other clashes between two gangs, which police believe are related to a turf war over drug-pushing activities.