PETALING JAYA: An American engineer was shot in the chest when he went to the aid of an elderly woman who was struggling to prevent a thief from getting away with her handbag at Plaza Mount Kiara.
The 42-year-old engineer had spotted the 70-year-old woman struggling to hold on to her handbag which was being pulled by a man on a motorcycle at a car park at around 12.30pm yesterday.
He ran to help her and fought with the thief. During the scuffle, the snatch thief took out a pistol and fired at the engineer before fleeing.
The engineer was rushed to the Hospital Kuala Lumpur and is said to be in stable condition.