SAR businessman shot dead in Shenzhen

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 November, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 November, 2002, 12:00am

A middle-aged Hong Kong businessman was shot dead by a lone gunman who fired three shots at him just after he got out of a Mercedes Benz in the Lowu district of Shenzhen last night.

The dead man's identity was not known this morning, but his car had the Hong Kong licence plate GU5669.

The murdered businessman, aged between 50 and 60, was wearing a pink shirt and dark trousers. He had just got out of the car near a construction site at 7.30pm in Tsui Chuk Road when he was ambushed.

The gunman, dressed in black, fired three shots when the businessman had walked a few paces from his car. He collapsed in a pool of blood after being hit in the head.

The gunman fired a fourth shot at the businessman's driver, who tried to chase after him, but he was not hit.

Public Security Bureau officers from Lowu district were still searching for the gunman early today.

Last night's shooting was the second involving Hong Kong residents in Shenzhen in less than 24 hours.

At about midnight on Wednesday, a man, 45, was shot in the leg by a gunman who jumped out of a car and assaulted him.

He was treated at a local hospital and returned to Hong Kong yesterday, where he sought further treatment at the North District Hospital.

The man told police he was standing in the street waiting for a friend who owed him money when a gang arrived in a car and shot him.