PETALING JAYA; A Good Samaritan was shot when he tried to stop four snatch thieves from robbing two women at a restaurant in Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh on Saturday.
The victim, Lee Chee Long, 32, a car accessories shop owner sustained a gunshot wound to his chest following the 4.30pm incident. He was reported to be in stable condition.
Petaling Jaya deputy police chief Supt Tuah Masrom said the two women, in their 30s, were having tea at a restaurant when suddenly, four men on two motorcycles approached them and tried to grabbed a handbag on the table," said Tuah.
A scuffle ensued between the women and one of the snatch thieves and in the commition, on of the suspects took an empty glass and hit one of the women before escaping empty handed.
"At that moment, Lee, who was nearby tried to chase the suspects," he said.
Realising they were being followed, one of the thieves drew out a pistol and fired a shot, hitting Lee in the chest. Lee sought treatment at a private hospital.
Police said the case is being investigated under the Firearms Act (Incresed Penalty) 1971 for discharging firearms.