KLIA Terminal 1 shooting stemmed from personal issue

PUTRAJAYA, April 14: Police have confirmed that gunshots were fired at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 arrival hall early this morning but said the situation is now under control.

Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the incident, which occurred at 1.30 am, involved a man firing two shots with one of them hitting a bodyguard.

“The police have identified the suspect and launched an operation to track down the suspect who is believed to have fled to the north,” he said when contacted here today.

He said the incident originated from personal issue and unrelated to terrorist activities or groups.

“Investigations found that the suspect had intended to shoot his wife, who was waiting for the arrival of an umrah group,” he said, adding that the victim suffered severe injuries due to the shooting.

Hussein said the motive of the incident is still under investigation and the case is being investigated as an attempted murder under section 307 of the Penal Code and the Firearms Act.