KUCHING: A gunman fired at a group of men using a shotgun while they were drinking at a coffeeshop here.
Miraculously, one of them, Ang Soon Heng, 31, survived the brazen attack which occurred at around 11am yesterday in Jalan Lapangan Terbang.
Several pellets hit Ang on the left side of his head while some hit another patron Ho Leong Hee, 69, on the arm.
Ho was about to leave the coffee shop, and he was some 18m away from where Ang sat when he was hit.
Morning mayhem: The police forensics team at the scene of the shooting in Kuching.
Police later found pellets in two vehicles parked by the side of the coffeeshop as well as in the wall.
A waiter, known only as David, 16, said he was taking orders from Ang's table for the second time and had just gone into the coffeeshop when a loud blast rang out.
“Everyone panicked. The stall operators hid themselves while the customers went into the coffeeshop to take cover. I saw a man (Ang) slumped on the table after that.”
A witness, who declined to be named, said he saw a man, presumedly the shooter, running towards his accomplice on a motorcycle some 10m from where Ang was sitting and they both sped off.
Ang was rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) by one of his friends while Ho was sent by a relative.
Kuching police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad confirmed the case and said both men were in stable condition at press time.
He hoped that anyone who witnessed the shooting or with any vital information would come forward to assist in investigations.
They can do so by contacting ASP Angela Ladi at 013-807 2900 or 082-244 444.