Probe after police shotgun goes off

Two policemen are being investigated after a shotgun was accidentally discharged at the New Territories South regional police headquarters in Tsuen Wan.

A constable was unloading the Remington pump-action weapon when it went off on Tuesday night.

Thursday, 29 March, 2012, 12:00am

Shotgun Politics

Shotgun Politics June 25, Graffiti

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Three arrested and shotgun cartridges seized

Three men were arrested and shotgun cartridges were seized when Organised Crime and Triad Bureau officers raided the office of a defunct engineering company in Mai Po San Tsuen. As well as 19 shotgun cartridges, two foldable knives and three cans of petrol were seized from the cargo-container office. One of the men resisted arrest and was subdued.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Guard was shot twice before levelling shotgun at robber

A Hang Seng Bank security guard was shot twice before he pointed his shotgun at a masked robber - who then forced him to kneel and fired a third bullet into his head, the Coroner's Court heard yesterday.

A customer who witnessed the death of Zafar Iqbal Khan said the weapon resembled a police service revolver.

13 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Five charged with possessing weapons

Five men, including three illegal immigrants, were charged yesterday with possession of arms and ammunition without a licence. They were arrested during an operation in Tuen Mun on Friday when police smashed a cross-border crime syndicate. Officers seized a pistol, a shotgun and 17 rounds of ammunition. The five, aged 22 to 42, will appear in Tuen Mun Court today.

22 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Guards hurt in $1.9m robbery

A hunt was launched last night for three armed robbers who fled with $1.9 million after knocking one security guard unconscious and stabbing another in the back outside a Jockey Club betting centre in Tseung Kwan O.

16 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Guards should stick with shotguns

I refer to the story headlined 'Shootings prompt plea for guards to get handguns' (South China Morning Post, December 13).

The Pakistan Islamic Welfare Union wants security guards to be equipped with handguns instead of shotguns, after two guards were shot in separate armed robberies.

15 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Gunmen flee with $2.5m haul

Two security guards were robbed of a cash box containing $2.5 million by two gunmen just after they left a branch of the Bank of China in the Lok Fu Centre, Wong Tai Sin, yesterday.

30 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Gun raffle aimed at US voters

Today is the big day.

The next American president is to be selected. It's hard to say who will win. For weeks, the red neck and the stiff neck have been running . . . well, neck-and-neck.

But one thing's for certain - Georgian Republicans will be gunning for George W. Bush.


8 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Guns found in Macau

Three guns - an AK47 assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol - were found abandoned in Macau's Outer Harbour district early yesterday.

3 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Weapons buy-back a relative success

Rarely have relatives sounded so threatening.

Long-lost brothers-in-law or dead aunts seemed to be conveniently common sources of all manner of weapons handed over to Washington DC police this week in a bizarre spectacle dubbed the 'Great Buy-back of 1999'.

27 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Gunmen grab $1.85m in cash

Four gunmen seized a cash box with about $1.85 million and three Remington shotguns from security guards in a Tsuen Wan commercial centre yesterday.

Three security guards were pushing a trolley with the cash box on top to HSBC on the first floor of the Fou Wah Centre in Castle Peak Road, when they were ambushed.

21 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

IIs tried to sneak in under truck

Two mainlanders attempted to sneak into the SAR with a shotgun yesterday by hiding under a truck.

The men, aged 21 and 23, who claimed to be former PLA officers, were discovered by police at the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint.

Police failed to find the two arrested men's accomplice, 28, who officers said had also sneaked in under the truck.

10 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Being a man and biting the bullet

WHAT can you get for the man who has everything, in a backwater place like Saipan that you cannot obtain in Japan? The answer: a gun with real bullets.

That is the niche market someone has discovered. Billboards everywhere advertise 'Real Bullet Shooting' in Japanese.

28 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

$3m raiders slip police net at Seibu

Detectives were last night viewing security camera footage for clues after armed robbers escaped with a pendant, five rings and 99 luxury watches worth more than $3 million from a Causeway Bay department store.

The robbers dodged police armed with shotguns and rifles to vanish into crowds in the busy shopping district.

21 Apr 1998 - 12:00am