UPDATE: Another victim of Quarry Bay Park shooting dies in hospital

Ada Tsim wielding a gun on a bodyguard company’s website. Photo via Facebook.
Ada Tsim wielding a gun on a bodyguard company’s website. Photo via Facebook.

UPDATE: Another victim of yesterday’s shooting has died in hospital, bringing the tally to two dead and two wounded.

A spokeswoman from the government’s information service’s department confirmed a 62-year-old male passed away this afternoon.

“The victim who is 62 years old was certified dead 2:41pm,” they told Coconuts HK

A 44-year-old female former bodyguard was arrested yesterday after allegedly shooting four elderly relatives at a park in a dispute over a family inheritance.

The man who died today is understood to be the suspect’s uncle, Tsim Jun-ki.

Ada Tsim was detained by officers from the counter-terrorism unit inside the Cityplaza shopping centre, close to Quarry Bay Park, where she allegedly shot four elderly relatives — two female and two male — with a pistol.

The pistol was seized by police, and Tsim was arrested for murder and attempted murder at the shopping mall.

Speaking to reporters last night, chief inspector Hui Hong-kit of the Regional Crime Unit Hong Kong Island said that four shots were fired. He said a Beretta semi-automatic pistol was seized from the suspect who, he added, did not have a history of mental illness.

According to a police statement from today, police received a report of the shooting at around 3pm yesterday.

An 80-year-old woman named Tsim Siu-fun and Tsim Jun-ki, 62, sustained head injuries and were rushed to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in an unconscious state. The 80-year-old was declared dead at 6:35pm while Tsim Jun-ki died on Wednesday afternoon.

A 60-year-old woman named Tsim Siu-wai and a 72-year-old man named Tsim Cin-kui were also rushed Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in conscious state with injuries to their hand and shoulder respectively.

Police accompany 44-year-old Ada Tsim to her apartment in Tseung Kwan O after she was arrested on suspicion of shooting four of her relatives in Quarry Bay Park. Screengrabs via Apple Daily video.

According to Apple Daily, the suspect is a niece of the victims. Her mother, Tsim Siu-hing — who is the older sister of the victims — passed away in 2015.

The newspaper reported that the suspect believed her four elderly relatives were misappropriating her mother’s inheritance — which reportedly included a dispute over an apartment unit in Quarry Bay that previously belonged to the suspect’s late grandmother — and arranged to discuss the matter with them over afternoon tea or yum cha.

After gathering at Quarry Bay Park and failing to reach an agreement, the suspect then pulled out a handgun and shot the four siblings.

According to Ming Pao, the suspect gave a media interview last year in which she said she had martial arts and military training.

The interview being cited is this Apple Daily one from last year (below) about working as a bodyguard in Hong Kong and the type of training that comes with it.

In the video, Tsim is identified as a bodyguard for the company BodyGuard01, whose website and Facebook page also feature videos and photographs of Tsim wielding a gun and teaching self-defense.

A number listed on the website for BodyGuard01 went unanswered this morning.

Investigation by Regional Crime Unit of Hong Kong Island is underway, and police are reportedly still investigating how the suspect managed to get the gun.

Hong Kong has strict firearm controls which require holders of arms or ammunition hold a licence from the police commissioner.

Possessing a firearm without a licence can lead to up to 14 years in prison and a fine of HK$100,000.

A police source speaking to the SCMP suggested that separate components of the weapon could have been mailed to the city and later assembled.

According to RTHK, police found four more suspected firearms during a search of the suspect’s flat in Tseung Kwan O, though these were suspected to be toy guns, according to the SCMP, which also reported that Tsim had worked as a bodyguard in mainland China.

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