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Four In Family Gunned Down

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BALIK PULAU: Four in a family, including a two-year-old boy, were gunned down while they were sleeping in their container home in a chicken processing factory in Batu Maung near here on Wednesday.

Police said they were informed of the incident at 2.55am that a 32-year-old man, believed to be on drugs, had rushed into the container home where the four were sleeping and shot them.

The dead were the man’s 55-year-old mother, his younger brother in his 20s, and two-year-old nephew.

Also killed was the 50-year-old partner/operator of the factory.

Penang CID chief Datuk Razaruddin Husain said initial investigation showed that the man could have gone into a rage after he could not get money to buy drugs.

The suspect fled the scene in a Toyota Hilux, registration number PLJ 7392, owned by the operator.

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