Man gets 3 weeks in jail after shooting ball bearings on wedding cars in Woodlands



SINGAPORE – A Health Sciences Authority (HSA) projectile analysis found the person responsible for the ball bearing fire – an act that damaged two cars – near a wedding party.

The HSA was mobilized after an unsuccessful police search to find the gunman.

About two weeks after the incident on July 1, 2017, police had her man – Samuel Tan Joo Soon.

On Wednesday, September 9, the 53-year-old Singaporean was sentenced to three weeks in prison after pleading guilty to one count of having committed a reckless act.

Deputy Prosecutor Chong Kee En recounted the details of the investigation and the events that took place that day.

He said members of a wedding party were playing “gatecrashing” games on the empty deck at 762 Woodlands Avenue 6 block when they heard what sounded like gunshots.

“During the dress-up games, the groomsmen and the bridesmaids laughed and clapped loudly, which generated a substantial noise … At around 7:15 am, some of the bridesmaids heard some sounds very loud “bangs” while they were still on the empty deck of Block 762, but could not determine the source of the noises. “

About 15 minutes later, two men in the procession noticed that a white Subaru Impreza and a silver Mazda were dented and that there were holes in their rear windshields. The other three cars in the procession were not damaged.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

One of them alerted the police and the police later found 12 metal ball bearings at the scene.

Despite the search for several units in the area, the police could not locate the shooter.


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