A businessman was shot to death in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta yesterday, with the two alleged culprits still on the run from the police.
According to reports, 51-year-old S was killed when an unidentified shooter gunned him down in front of shophouses at Royal Gading Square in the afternoon. Police say four shell casings were found at the scene, consistent with the number of gunshot wounds on S, one of which was located on the back of his head.
“[The victim] was heading home to have lunch. It so happens his office and home isn’t far, so the victim was walking home,” Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Yusri Yunus told reporters yesterday.
“Someone came up from behind him and shot him four times.”
S died immediately at the scene.
Witnesses say the shooter immediately left the scene with an accomplice, who was waiting on a motorcycle.
The police are still carrying out an investigation into the incident and have yet to determine the identities of the culprits and their motives.
Gun-related crimes are rare in Indonesia, owing to the country’s strict gun control laws. Firearm licenses are only given out to members of the police and military, and even then they are only allowed to fire the guns in the line of duty.
However, there have been the occasional gun-related crimes involving smuggled or improvised firearms.
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