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Carpenter Shot Dead In House

In Terengganu, a 37-year-old carpenter was found dead with seven gunshot wounds in a house in Kampung Jelapang, Sungai Tong, in Setiu today.

The victim, was identified as Erdy Alias, aged 37 from Besut.

According to the victim’s uncle, Mohd Zuki Nor, he found the body when he returned to the house at 4.30 am, after visiting a relative in Gong Badak, and immediately called the police.

It is understood that the victim was working with Mohd Zuki, who is also a carpenter, and had been staying at his house for several days before the incident.

Authorities believed at least nine shots were fired at the victim.

Initial investigation also revealed the victim has seven past criminal records.

However, police have yet to determine the motive of the shooting.

The case is being investigated under the Penal Code for murder.