Police open fire in Peng Chau

     Police are investigating a Police open fire case happened in Peng Chau yesterday night (January 24).
     At about 10.41pm, Police received a noise nuisance report at a unit on Wing On Street, Peng Chau. When police officers sped to scene and conducted investigation, a foreign man suddenly turned emotional, suspectedly assaulted a male police officer with hands, pushed him down the stairs, chased him and attempted to assault him again. Facing threats to life, the male police officer gave verbal warnings to the foreign man but in vain and subsequently fired three shots at him.
     Sustaining shot wounds to his hand and abdomen, the 43-year-old foreign man was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital by helicopter in conscious state.
     A 33-year-old foreign man suspectedly obstructed and assaulted another male police officer with hands. He was arrested for assaulting police officers and obstructing police officers in due execution of their duties, and is being detained for enquiries.
     Two male police officers, sustaining minor injuries, were sent to Ruttonjee Hospital by helicopter in conscious state.
     Investigation by the Regional Crime Unit of Marine is under way. Anyone who witnessed the case or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3660 8731.