(file pix) Police are still identifying the weapons used in two random shooting incidents that took place at two different nightclubs – one in Jalan Bukit Bintang and the other at Taman Maluri, Cheras – to determine if the cases are related. NSTP/SHAZREEN ZAMZURI

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are still identifying the weapons used in two random shooting incidents that took place at two different nightclubs – one in Jalan Bukit Bintang and the other at Taman Maluri, Cheras – to determine if the cases are related.

A source said police are running checks on the cartridges found at both scenes and awaiting report from the Chemical Department.

“Investigation showed that the bullets are the same for both cases, however, the type of weapon used is still unknown.

“Police are now identifying whether the weapon that used in both cases were the same,” the source said.

On June 24, two individuals were believed to have fired several shots at the main entrance of an entertainment outlet in Bukit Bintang.

Police found 25 bullet shells at the parking lot of the nightclub, some 30 metres from the main entrance, after the 10.50pm incident.

In the second case on Friday, which took place at 9.30pm, police found 26 5.56mm cartridges at an entertainment outlet in Taman Maluri.

Also found were 18 pieces of A4 paper printed with the photographs of two men. The papers were found about 22 metres from where the unidentified shooter was believed to have fired his gun.

It is learned that until now police have yet to identify the identity of the two men in the picture and their relation to the incident.

No one was injured in both cases that is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code and Section 39 of the Weapons Act.

Meanwhile, Federal police Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism Division assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay when contacted by NSTP today, denied that both cases were related to terrorism activities.

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