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A man hurt in a police shootout in Jalan Genting Klang last night, had prior criminal records and wanted for an assault case. - NSTP/Courtesy of police.

KUALA LUMPUR: The man, who was injured in a shootout with police in front of a condominium in Jalan Genting Klang, Wangsa Maju here last night, has prior criminal records that included robbery and drug-related offences.

City police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said he was also wanted for an assault case under Section 324 of the Penal Code.

Elaborating on the shootout, he said policemen had stopped a Proton Iswara with three men inside at about 8.30pm near the condominium.

“As they were conducting checks on them, the front passenger suddenly fired a shot at the police before all three suspects fled towards the main road,” he said.

“The police gave chase leading to one of the suspects being shot in the ensuing shootout. He was injured in the leg and body,” he said in a statement today.

Mazlan said police seized a 9mm semi-automatic HK USP pistol and 35 rounds of ammunition from the injured suspect.

“The suspect’s two friends however managed to escape and police have launched a hunt for them. The injured suspect has been taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment,” he said.

Mazlan said the case is being investigated under 307 of the Penal Code and Section 8(1) of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act. –- Bernama

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