“The gang was also involved in the attempted murder of a police outrider who was on duty on December 2, 2015 as well as the recent robbery at the Econsave Supermarket (in Tambun) this month,” he said.
Hasnan said police were now tracking down remnants of the gang. On yesterday’s shootout, Hasnan said it occurred when a police team on patrol tried to trail a Honda Accord car that was being driven suspiciously.
He said on noticing the presence of the police, a gunshot was fired from the Honda Accord.
“They tried escape and even crashed into a police car but failed and the car skidded. Then the shootout happened,” he said.
He said during the shootout, police fired less than 10 shots, causing the suspects to die on the spot while no officers were injured.
Hasnan said the car used by the suspects was a stolen vehicle and further inspection found several weapons, including a Remington Colt.45 automatic pistol; two machetes; four live bullets and a plastic bag filled with a white substance believed to be Syabu (methamphetamine). – BERNAMA