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Police are still investigating the motive of the attack. Photo: Fung Chang

Knifemen attack Ferrari driver and passenger in Hong Kong after ramming vehicle at Yuen Long junction

  • Police on hunt for at least six suspects in black who jumped out of three vehicles to confront pair in Ferrari
  • Driver injured in chest, shoulder and legs, while passenger sustained wounds on hands

A Ferrari driver and passenger were victims of a knife attack in Hong Kong early on Friday morning, with police on the hunt for at least six black-clad suspects who had rammed the vehicle before carrying out their assault.

The driver and his passenger, both aged 27, tried to hide in their car but the knife-wielding gangsters pulled open the Ferrari doors and attacked the pair. The violent incident occurred in the Pat Heung area of Yuen Long shortly before 3am.

An initial investigation showed the gang first used one of their three vehicles – a Toyota car – to ram the black Ferrari on Kam Tin Road near the junction with Ying Ho Road, according to a police source.

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He said at least six men in black jumped out from two of the three vehicles and attacked the victims with knives. The attackers fled in the other two seven-seater vehicles before police arrived. The white Toyota was left at the scene.

According to the force, the driver was injured in the chest, shoulder and legs, and was in a semi-conscious state while being carried into an ambulance. His passenger suffered hand injuries.

The two men were taken to Pok Oi Hospital and later transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment. Before daybreak, officers from the Police Tactical Unit were called in to search for evidence at the scene.

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As of Friday afternoon, no arrests had been made.

According to another source, the two victims were suspected Sun Yee On triad members and the attackers were from the Wo Shing Wo group.

He said the investigation suggested the duo had quit the Wo Shing Wo triad society and joined the Sun Yee On, with their move provoking the knife attack.

In the first nine months of the year, police handled 1,402 reports of triad-related crimes, up 14.4 per cent from 1,226 cases in the same period last year.

In one high-profile case in June, a shot was fired in a predawn clash between two triad gangs near the Lan Kwai Fong entertainment hub in Central, with the incident leaving three people injured.