The murder of a 39-year-old restaurant owner at a bus stop near Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Serdang on March 1 is allegedly connected to a spat among Gang 08 members and drug trafficking, said Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor.
The Selangor police chief said initial investigations revealed that those involved – the assailants and the victim – were allegedly members of Gang 08.
“I do not deny that drug trafficking elements are involved in the shooting.
“We are looking into that angle,” he told a press conference on March 4.
Asked whether the motive for the shooting is a drug turf war, Mazlan said it was too early to say.
“I am only saying our investigations are headed towards drug trafficking,” he said.
On whether the attack could have been connected to unpaid debt, he said, “It could be that or something else.
“These sort of activities could involve all sorts of motives.
“We can only confirm the motive once arrests are made,” Mazlan added.
He revealed that police are pooling all their resources to identify and arrest the culprits as soon as possible.
“We are very close in our investigations in nailing the suspects,” he said.
On March 1, G Ganeshan was killed by a gunman on a motorcycle while waiting for his eight-year-old son to finish his schooling session in Sri Serdang.
A passer-by was also injured during the shooting but is in stable condition in Hospital Serdang. The 30-year-old was hit in the back by a stray bullet.
Police reportedly found eight bullet casings at the scene of the crime.
Earlier report: Mar 2, Father Waiting for Child Outside Serdang School Gunned Down