Man shot in the neck in suspected hunting mishap

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By William Isau

SIBU, May 13: A 28-year-old man suffered injuries, after it was believed he was shot by his friend while hunting for wild animals early this morning.

Sibu District Police Chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said, they received information from Sibu Hospital regarding the victim at 7.30am.

“The hospital informed the police that a 28-year-old man had been hit by a shotgun bullet in the neck,” he said. .

Initial investigations carried out revealed that at 9pm, the victim with his brother and friends went hunting and fishing in the forest at Ulu Sungai Salim forest on a motorcycle.

“At about 3.30am, the victim heard gunshots while fishing in Sungai Ulu Salim while the victim’s brother and friends went hunting.

“Soon, the victim felt pain in the right side of his neck, right arm and lower chin,” Zulkipli said.

Zulkipli said the victim’s brother rushed to his aid and sent him home.

Their mother subsequently rushed him to the hospital.

The case is being investigated under Section 8 (A) of the Firearms Act 1960, Section 37 of the Firearms Act and Section 39 of the Firearms Act 1950.

“Arrests have been made and the remand application will be extended for further investigation,” Zulkipli said but declined to disclose the details of the suspects involved. — DayakDaily