KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can disagree over football and do so violently. A police officer in the country was shot four times during the Spain-Italy Euro 2012 championship match at a pub on Sunday evening and is now in critical condition at a local hospital.
The 24-year-old officer from Sarawak was reportedly rushed to the intensive care unit of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru after being shot in the stomach.
According to witnesses at the pub who spoke to Bikyamasr.com, the officer had been angry when Italy was drubbed by Spain in the final.
He then became involved in a angry argument with another fan. The officer then pulled his gun on the man, who in a scuffle accidentally shot the police officer four times.
“It was really scary, but I don’t think the man who shot the police man meant to, he was just trying to protect himself,” one witness told Bikyamasr.com on Tuesday after police had detained the other man in the scuffle.
“He is currently in a coma and is being treated at the ICU,” said Nusajaya OCPD Supt Noor Hashim Mohamed, adding that the case has been classified as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code.