3 people arrested in connection with Friday night shooting in Sham Shui Po

Police looking through the bushes for evidence near the scene of a shooting in Sham Shui Po. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.

Three people have been arrested in connection with a Friday night shooting in Hong Kong that injured one man.

Ming Pao reported that police arrested a 29-year-old man surnamed Tse, and two women surnamed Tang and Chan, aged 44 and 32, respectively, last night at an apartment in Sham Shui Po.

The newspaper reports that Tang is the girlfriend of the suspected gunman, a 35-year-old local man who goes by the nickname “Ah Lam,” and is who still on the run.

Tse was arrested on suspicion of wounding, while the two women were arrested on suspicion of possessing imitation firearms (which is illegal under certain circumstances) after police found what they believed to be two fake guns in the apartment.

The shooting (which presumably used a real gun) took place on Cheung Sha Wan Road near Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po, at 10:30pm on Friday.

A preliminary investigation by police found that the dispute was over money. According to Apple Daily, the altercation began because Ah Lam was reportedly using a jamming device to manipulate his score on an arcade-style fishing game popular in unlicensed gambling dens. (He netted 400,000 points, in case you were wondering.)

The arcade’s boss, a 33-year-old man surnamed Luo, called Ah Lam out over the jammer, and the two men took their fight to the street outside the arcade.

Luo allegedly used a metal pipe to attack Ah Lam, who reportedly retaliated by pulling out a pistol and shooting Luo in the right arm.

It is not clear from reports whether the two men had a triad background, or what kind of pistol was used.

Luo was taken to Caritas Medical Centre for treatment, and was later transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung, Headline Daily reports.

Luo, a mainlander with a two-way permit, was also arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.


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