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11 Men, Woman Detained Over Shooting At Restaurant

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KOTA BAHARU – The police have detained 11 men and a woman to facilitate investigations into an incident where two gunshots were fired near a restaurant in Jalan Sri Cemerlang here early today.

Initial investigations revealed the shooting incident was linked to a fight over the 23-year-old woman.

Kelantan police chief, Datuk Mazlan Lazim said two groups of youths were fighting over a woman who was known to them through the social networking site Facebook.

“When a fight almost broke out in the 12.15am incident, one of the suspects fired two shots at random, hitting a multi-purpose vehicle and a car parked near the restaurant,” he said at a news conference in the Kelantan police contingent headquarters here.

Mazlan said five hours after the incident, the police detained five men at a premises in Jalan Sri Cemerlang.

“On raiding the premises, the police seized an Australian-make Steyr Ma-A1 pistol loaded with three bullets, another firearm loaded with three bullets and a sword’s sheath,” he added.

Later, six men linked to another group, and the woman surrendered at the Pengkalan Chepa police headquarters. – Bernama

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