KUALA LUMPUR: Police believe they have solved a 2017 shooting case involving the driver of former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, who was shot in the leg by two unidentified men at his house in Ampang Perdana.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said a police crackdown on a crime gang, known as 'AYT 99', led police to two of the men, believed to be involved in the case.
"In the operations in Kelantan and Selangor on Jan 22, we picked up 12 gang members including the ringleader," he said.
He said checks revealed that three people were involved in the shooting.
With two of them nabbed, he said police are now looking for the shooter, a man in his 40s.
“Upon further check, the shooting has nothing to do with the former AG." he said.
Huzir added that apart from the shooter, police are also looking for at least 20 more gang members, most of them believed to be from the east coast states.
He said police seized a Toyota Camry, several mobile phones, three pistols, swords and RM4,000 cash from the gang members.
Two of the three guns were believed to have been used to commit at least three crimes, including the shooting of Gani's driver and another man in Sungai Buloh and Klang.
He pointed out that the AYT99 gang was known to be involved in violent crimes since 2012, including threatening a police officer in September last year.
"All those detained are between 24 and 49 years old, and most of them have previous criminal records."
He said the gang is expected to face charges under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) tomorrow.
It was reported that in the Aug 29, 2017 incident, two men on a motorcycle rode up to the driver in front of his house.
One of them called out his name while the other fired a shot, hitting the victim in the leg.
The duo were not wearing crash helmets in the 9.20am incident.
Police said the injured man was then admitted to the Ampang Hospital.