Published: Wednesday August 29, 2012 MYT 8:39:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday August 29, 2012 MYT 8:40:04 PM
Recently-released EO detainee shot dead outside school
KUALA LUMPUR: An Emergency Ordinance (EO) detainee who was recently released from custody did not live long to enjoy his freedom.
K. Archuthan, 41, was shot dead at close range by a gunman in front of a secondary school in Selayang Baru Wednesday afternoon.
He died on the spot in the incident about 1pm, while his wife sustained injuries in the waist.
They were waiting in their Toyota Camry to fetch their 16-year-old son from the school when the gunman fired in their direction.
According to the couple's close relative, the assailant, wearing a full-face helmet, escaped on a high-powered motorcycle ridden by an accomplice.
The body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital while the victim's wife was warded at the Selayang Hospital.
Gombak police chief ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah said police found six 9mm spent shells at the scene of the shooting. - Bernama