MIRI, May 20: Police on Sunday afternoon (May 19) recovered a semi-automatic gun and ammunition from inside a drain of a house in Taman Jelita, located about 50 metres away from the location of a shootout between police and suspected robbers that occurred on Thursday.
The discovery was made at 2pm on Sunday.
It is believed that the gun was one of the weapons used by suspects in the shootout.
The city police chief, ACP Lim Meng Seah confirmed the discovery when contacted today.
He said the gun, identified as a Walther PPK made in West Germany, was located inside the pipeline of the drain by the third suspect who is still at large.
“Our Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team also found one live bullet and a cartridge at the scene,” said Lim.
It is believed that the third suspect tossed the gun inside the drain while fleeing the shootout incident.
The incident injured one mobile police vehicle (MPV) personnel, and one of the three suspects was also wounded.
The case is being investigated under Section 3 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971 and Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder. — DayakDaily