Hong Kong Law & Crime

One killed, three injured over suspected family dispute in rare Hong Kong shooting

Four siblings aged 60 to 80 were shot at Quarry Bay Park on Tuesday over a suspected family dispute, leaving one dead and three wounded.

UPDATE: Another victim of Hong Kong Quarry Bay shooting dies

A female victim, the eldest of the siblings, died of her injuries at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital at 6:35pm. She was shot in her forehead.

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Police conduct a line search at Quarry Bay Park. Photo: Holmes Chan/HKFP.

The shooting took place at Quarry Bay Park at around 3:07pm. At least four shots were fired, police said.

A 44-year-old woman was later arrested at Cityplaza Four in the nearby Taikoo Shing. Police said at a press briefing that the arrested woman was the victims’ relative, and she had invited the victims to the park to settle a family dispute.

One man remains in critical condition, while the other man and woman are in serious and stable conditions respectively. All three victims are receiving treatment at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

Police show the weapon used. Photo: Holmes Chan/HKFP.

One of the male victims suffered an arm injury while the other suffered injuries on his head and chest. The surviving female victim was hurt on her shoulder.

The weapon used was a non-police-issue semi-automatic pistol, which has since been recovered. The police said they are currently looking into how the suspect procured the weapon.

Sealed off area in Cityplaza Four. Photo: Holmes Chan/HKFP.

The suspect did not resist arrest and was uninjured, police said. She was temporarily held in a sealed off area in Cityplaza Four before being escorted away wearing a hood.

The police added that the suspect did not have a record of mental illness.

Parts of the Quarry Bay Park remained cordoned off on Tuesday evening as police officers continue to examine the crime scene.

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Parts of the Quarry Bay Park remain cordoned off. Photo: Holmes Chan/HKFP.

The suspect was brought back to her Tseung Kwan O apartment late on Tuesday for the police to gather evidence.

Speaking from Beijing, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that 2017 had the lowest crime rate in Hong Kong since the 1970s, and that it is “very, very rare” to have crimes involving firearms.

One killed, three injured over suspected family dispute in rare Hong Kong shooting