A 27-year-old Hong Kong man was stabbed multiple times by four masked men in a restaurant in Yuen Long, New Territories, on Tuesday, in what police suspect was related to a conflict between triad organizations.
At 5pm, when the victim was in a restaurant on Kau Yuk Road, four masked men, who witnesses said were each carrying a butcher knife, rushed in and stabbed him, Oriental Daily reported.
He tried to escape through the back door but it was locked.
The four attackers inflicted at least 10 stab wounds on the victim’s arms, legs and back. He then collapsed. Bloodstains were left on the floor near the restaurant’s back door.
The culprits escaped in a car that had been waiting outside the restaurant.
Police sent the victim, who was in an unconscious state, to a hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.
At 5:55pm, police received a report that a car was on fire under a bridge on Yik Yuen Road, about 5 kilometers from the crime scene. After an investigation, police found that the car was the same model as the one that had picked up the culprits outside the restaurant, Sing Tao Daily reported.
Police sources were quoted as saying that the victim had a triad background and the attacks could be related to conflicts among different triad organizations.
The New Territories North Anti-Triad Squad classified the case as wounding, and officers were hunting for the four suspects.