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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

Police open fire in Hung Hom
Police open fire in Hung Hom
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     Police are investigating a Police open fire case in Hung Hom yesterday afternoon (December 3).     At about 12.55pm yesterday, officers of Crime Kowloon West Region acted on information and arrested seven men on Sheung Lok Street for suspected conspiracy to robbery, possession of offensive weapons, resisting arrest and uttering forged document, etc.     During the operation, when officers attempted to intercept a target private car and a target taxi, a 21-year-old man tried to knock down a male officer with the private car. The officer gave verbal warnings to the man inside the car but in vain, and subsequently fired one shot at him and intercepted the car. Five men on the private car and two men on the taxi, aged between 20 and 27, were arrested. Three of the men were injured and sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in conscious state.     Police seized five knives, one metal hammer, face masks and gloves, etc, in the operation. Investigation by the Regional Crime Unit of Kowloon West is underway. Police do not rule out the possibility that more arrests will be made.     Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 8283.

 
Ends/Wednesday, December 4, 2019Issued at HKT 1:22

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