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A police officer allegedly shot himself outside the Marina Bay Sands shopping mall, after firing two shots into the air, according to Lianhe Zaobao.

The 29-year-old police officer was found along 1 Bayfront Avenue 1 this morning (19 Sep), at around 9:44am.

Reportedly, he had a gunshot wound and was sent to the hospital unconscious.

He later succumbed to his injuries.

A handgun was seized at the scene.

The police released a statement, saying that based on preliminary investigations, they do not suspect foul play.

Investigations are underway.

The police officer was from the Central Police Division.

Due to strict gun laws, gun violence rarely occurs in Singapore.

In June, a 21-year-old and 19-year-old man came under police scrutiny after they posted a video of one of them carrying a realistic-looking toy shotgun online.

Earlier this March, Goh Ze Lin, a Certis Cisco auxiliary police officer, was sentenced nine weeks in jail after he fired a bullet in a Harbourfront Centre mall toilet cubicle on 8 January 2021, while he was mulling over his finances. 

Featured Image: Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报

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