Date
26 September 2017
Hong Kong authorities are trying to determine how the attacker in Sunday's fatal shooting incident in the Kai Tak district.procured his weapons. Photos: Reuters, nowTV
Hong Kong authorities are trying to determine how the attacker in Sunday's fatal shooting incident in the Kai Tak district.procured his weapons. Photos: Reuters, nowTV

Police continue investigation into Kai Tak shooting incident

Hong Kong police is taking Sunday’s fatal shooting incident in Kai Tak district very seriously and will look into how the attacker, who shot himself dead after killing a fellow resident of a public housing estate, procured his weapons, Singtao Daily reported Tuesday, citing Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok.

Complimenting the police for the work they did in the aftermath of the murder, Lai was quoted as saying that Hong Kong is still doing a great job in gun control, including routine checks on cross-border visitors.

Authorities have found no records of the attacker, Li Tak-yan, 51, who is believed to have killed himself following a standoff with the police at the Kai Ching housing estate Sunday morning, having used a gun before. Therefore, the police are focusing their investigations on determining how Li got his two guns. Also, they are trying to figure out the reason why he murdered a fellow resident.

Meanwhile, Headline Daily reported that Li has been working for illegal underground gambling dens near the Yau Ma Tei fruit market for years and that he had known quite a few gangsters. The police is now suspecting that he might have had access to the guns through some gang members.

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