Gangland-style ambush leaves Hong Kong man’s limbs slashed

Victim was exiting billiards parlour when at least four attackers struck

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 September, 2017, 1:10pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 September, 2017, 1:41pm

A Hongkonger’s arms and legs were slashed in what police believed was a premeditated gangland-style ambush in the early hours of Thursday, prompting a citywide hunt for at least four attackers.

The 28-year-old man left a billiards parlour and went to pick up his yellow, two-door Ford Mustang on Shui Che Kwun Street, Yuen Long, when the attack happened at about 3.30am Thursday.

“He found that his car’s four tyres were punctured before four knife-wielding men rushed out and attacked him,” a police source said.

Four knife-wielding men rushed out and attacked him
police source

The victim ran off and was pursued for about 100 metres before the four men caught up and attacked him again on Kuk Ting Street.

The four attackers, believed to be Hongkongers, fled in a car driven by a fifth man, police said.

The victim suffered knife wounds to all four limbs and was taken conscious to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment.

Officers scouted the area, but no arrests were made.

The source said it appeared to be a classic triad attack and meant as a warning because the attackers went for the victim’s limbs.

Police were investigating the victim’s background and reviewing security camera footage to gather evidence.

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Officers from Yuen Long police district’s anti-triad squad were handling the case.

According to official statistics, there were 971 reports of triad-related crime across the city in the first seven months of this year, down 10 per cent compared with 1,082 over the same period last year.