The 9.45pm incident occurred shortly after a couple crashed their vehicle into the policeman’s neighbour's car, which was parked in front of his house. Pix courtesy of NST reader

KLANG: Two residents of Taman Sri Andalas here were attacked last night by a group of 15 men, who even resorted to ramming their vehicle into the two residents before fleeing the scene.

The attack injured an off-duty police officer – who was forced to fire a shot from his pistol during the melee – and his next door neighbour.

The 9.45pm incident occurred shortly after a couple crashed their vehicle into the policeman’s neighbour's car, which was parked in front of his house.

The officer, in his 40s, was resting in his home when he heard the crash, and went outside to see what had happened.

"However, not long after the incident, 15 men arrived at the scene and started attacking the neighbour and officer.

"This forced the officer to fire a warning shot in self-defence. The shot prompted their attackers to flee.

"As they were fleeing, the attackers rammed a car into the victims, which saw both of them injured on the head, limbs and body," Klang Selatan district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli said in a statement.

He said following the incident, police arrested four men and a woman who are being remanded for seven days.

Shamsul added that police are still tracking the other suspects, and the case is being investigated under Section 148 and 307 of the Penal Code for illegal assembly and rioting using weapons.

2,953 reads