Three people have been arrested after a shooting in Central in the early hours of Friday left three injured, police have told HKFP.
Police received a report about the incident near Tung Yiu Commercial Building on Wyndham Street at around 2:41 a.m.
One of the victims was run over by a vehicle and sustained a serious injury to his right leg, he remains conscious. Another is undergoing surgery following two gunshots to the back.
A third man, who is unconscious, was also injured. All are being treated at Queen Mary Hospital.
A police source told HKFP that a group of people launched an attack against another group in the street just above the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife area.
The group being attacked fought back, with firearm and knives reportedly involved, leaving at least three of their attackers seriously injured – one was shot at the back, one suffered knife wound on the head – and unable to leave the scene.
The others involved fled the scene.
Three men were arrested in the area, police confirmed, though the gun was not found. One of the men was arrested for possessing a machete during a stop-and-search action nearby.
HK01 reported that anti-terror police responded to the incident, which was suspected to be related to organised crime.
Wyndham Street remained partially blocked on Friday morning, with police continuing to investigate the incident.
A black Lexus and a gray Mercedes-Benz were parked inside a cordoned off area. The Lexus had a dented front and its side doors were damaged. An apparent bullet hole could be seen in the front passenger door of the Lexus. The police source said the two cars belonged to the assailants.
A bullet shell case was reportedly found at the scene and was guarded with three traffic cones, before being taken away by police.
Authorities also used tape and plastic film to wrap one of the Lexus’ destroyed side doors. The cars were towed away at around 11 a.m.
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