Three loan sharks met their match in a retired policeman, who shot one of them in the buttocks.
In the 4.30pm incident on Wednesday, the Ah Long had gone to the former cop’s house in Taman Shatin here looking for his son.
Armed with sticks, the loan sharks, in their 20s, created a ruckus at the 70-year-old man’s house, following which he fired his rifle at them in self-defence, hitting one of suspects.
The suspect was later sent to a private hospital here for treatment while a remand order was obtained for the other two suspects.
When contacted, state CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim confirmed the incident.
“We are still investigating what led to the shooting,” he said.
Asked whether it was normal for a retired policeman to own a rifle, SAC Mohd Dzuraidi said: “They can apply for it.”