Another victim of the Quarry Bay Park shooting has died on Wednesday afternoon after being rushed to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan on Tuesday. The 62-year-old male victim suffered injuries including head wounds.
Four siblings aged 60 to 80 were shot in Quarry Bay Park at around 3:00pm on Tuesday. A female suspect was later arrested in an adjacent shopping centre.
One of the female victims died of a gunshot wound on Tuesday night. Of the two other survivors, one is in serious condition and the other is in stable condition.
According to police, the suspect was related to the victims, who were siblings. They believe she invited the victims to the park to settle a family dispute, and fired at least four shots.
Local media reported on Wednesday that the suspect received overseas military training and was the person-in-charge at a Hong Kong bodyguard company.
According to Apple Daily, HK01 and other reports, the suspect blamed the victims for taking advantage of her mother’s death and misappropriating her grandmother’s inheritance. She reportedly made websites detailing her accusations against the victims, written in highly emotional language accompanied by bloody graphics.
Police brought the suspect back to her apartment at Kin Ming Estate in Tseung Kwan O on Tuesday night and conducted a search.
Secretary for Security John Lee told reporters on Wednesday that he asked the police to look into the smuggling of firearms into Hong Kong, and emphasised that Hong Kong has strict firearms controls.
“Anybody who wants to possess a gun, he must get the approval from the Commissioner of Police and a license in which the conditions including the use and storage of the firearms are very clearly specified. In regard to smuggling of firearms by person or by goods, both the Immigration Department’s officers and customs officers have been taking strong enforcement actions,” he said.