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Businessman shot dead in Serangoon Ave flat

Source: www.spf.gov.sg

Man Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds

A 41-year-old Chinese man was found dead with gunshot wounds at his flat this morning (15 Feb 2006).

On 15 Feb 2006 at about 7.10 am , Police responded to a call that someone had been shot at Blk 223 Serangoon Ave 4.
A 41-year-old businessman who resided in the flat, was found bleeding and lying face down on the floor in the study room. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7.50am
Earlier at about 6.55 am , a man had entered the flat armed with a gun. The victim's wife, teenaged daughter and maid were tied up and the house was ransacked. A few shots were heard and the victim was fatally wounded. The victim¡¯s wife, daughter and maid were unhurt. The man then ran out of the door towards an unknown direction.
Police are currently on the look out for the suspect. He is believed to be Chinese in his late 30s to 40s, and is described as plump built, about 1.7 m tall. He is wearing a black round-neck T-shirt with some wordings, black pants and black shoes. He was also sporting a black cap and appeared to be blind in his right eye. He fled the house carrying a blue-coloured denim handbag which is believed to contain cash and jewellery taken from the house.
Members of the public who spot anyone fitting the description of the suspect are advised to call the Police immediately. They should not approach the suspect as he may be dangerous.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
15 February 2006 @ 1
0.00 am

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 15 Feb 2006

SUBSEQUENT UPDATES
Update On Man Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds
Police have launched an island wide search for a man in connection with the death of a 41-year-old businessman at Serangoon Ave 4 earlier this morning.
On 15 February 2006 at about 7.10am, Police were alerted that a man had been shot in his 4-room flat at Blk 223 Serangoon Ave 4. The body of Lim Hock Soon was found lying motionless on the floor in the study room. Preliminary investigations revealed that he suffered gunshot wounds to his head and limbs. His wife, daughter and maid who were in the flat at the time, were unharmed. Six empty cartridges were recovered in the study room.
All officers on the ground have been alerted to look out for a suspect fitting the following description
- plump
- about 1.7m tall
- in his late 30s to 40s
- last seen wearing a black round neck T-shirt, a pair of black pants, black shoes and a black  cap.
- believed to be blind in his right eye
Members of public with information are requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-2550000
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
15 February 2006 @
8.00pm

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 15 Feb 2006

Update on Man Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds at Serangoon Avenue 4 (Addendum)
A man, believed to be involved in the murder of Lim Hock Soon yesterday, has been arrested by Police this afternoon. A pistol has also been recovered. Two other suspects have been identified. They have fled the country shortly after the murder.
The man arrested at about 12.20pm today is a 38-year-old unemployed Chinese Singaporean. He was picked up at a flat in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4. While he was not the assailant, evidence showed that he had played a role in the murder. He will be charged in Court tomorrow morning.
Later in the day at about 6pm, Police recovered a pistol from the bank of a canal along Upper Serangoon Road, near the junction of Buangkok Drive and Sengkang East Drive. We are establishing if this pistol was the weapon used in the murder.
Police are also looking for two other Chinese men in their 30s whom we believe can assist in our investigations into the murder. Enquiries revealed that they had left the country shortly after the murder, before Police could piece together a description of the assailant. We have sought the assistance of our counterparts in the neighbouring countries to track down the two men.
The two men are :-

Tan Chor Jin alias ¡°Tony Kia¡± (Singaporean)

Ho Yueh Keong (Malaysian)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
1
6 February 2006 @ 8.00pm

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 16 Feb 2006

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