Cops nab another suspect in shooting

Local | Phoenix Un 16 Apr 2019

A wanted gunman in the Sham Shui Po shooting incident was arrested yesterday in Kowloon City, bringing the number of people held to five.

The 34-year-old suspect, Yeung, is a local and not a mainlander as reported earlier. He is also suspected of being a member of the notorious 14K triad society.

Police are holding him for wounding with intent. He is alleged to have shot a two-way permit holder from Hunan, surname Lou, 33, who is the operator of a fishing machine gaming store - a form of gambling to gain points which can be exchanged for cash - in Cheung Sha Wan.

Lou has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and will appear in Kowloon City Magistrates' Court later today.

Police raided Yeung's hideout yesterday following the arrest of a man, who is alleged to have accompanied Yeung to locate Lou, on Sunday night along with two women.

Officers of Kowloon West Regional Crime Unit, after four days of investigation, arrested Yeung in Kowloon City district, but it was not immediately known whether they have found the gun.

Yeung was the fifth suspect arrested in the shooting incident.

The shooting occurred about 10pm on Friday near Sham Shui Po MTR Station.

The two men were seen arguing on Cheung Sha Wan Road near Kweilin Street, when Luo allegedly hit Yeung with a steel pipe.

But Yeung subsequently allegedly drew a gun and shot Lou in his right arm.

Luo went to Caritas Medical Centre himself for treatment, and was later transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital under police guard. He was allowed to leave the hospital last night.

The shooting was the result of a dispute earlier between Yeung and Lou, who accused Yeung of cheating in his gambling store when he wanted to cash in 400,000 points he won, which could have been exchanged for about HK$4,000.

Yeung was driven away by Lou after seizing his winning cards.

Yeung - with the help of another member of 14K, 29-year-old Tse - went to find Lou later. That quickly triggered an argument when Yeung located Lou near the MTR station.

Tse was arrested in Yau Ma Tei on Sunday for wounding with intent, while later that day two woman, aged 32 and 44, were also apprehended in Kowloon City for possession of an imitation firearm. The police also found two imitation firearms in a residential flat Yeung lived at in Sham Shui Po.

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