Monday, 22 October 2012

72-year-old insurance agent shot outside house

A gunman fired five shots at a retired insurance agent outside his home, killing the 72-year-old victim in his car.

Fong Yen Chong was hit in the head when he, his wife and his maid were leaving their Taman Desa house in his car at around 9.10am yesterday.

Fong died on the spot while his wife also suffered a gunshot wound.

“Initial investigations showed the gunman had come in a Proton Waja and waited for the victim to leave the house before opening fire,” said Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid.

“His wife was slightly injured in the incident,” he told reporters at the scene yesterday.

A neighbour, who declined to be named, said there had been two previous shootings at Fong's house.

“Several shots were fired at the victim's house on the first day of the Chinese New Year early this year.

“Another incident occurred some time last year,” he said.

The Star journalist Fintan Ng, 38, said he and a friend were taking a morning walk in the neighbourhood when they saw a commotion outside Fong's house at about 10am.

“When we arrived there, I saw the victim lying in a pool of blood in the driver's seat,” he said, adding that he also saw a police forensic team there.

Those with information on the case should contact the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station.


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