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Man shot dead near Shangri-La hotel

A man was shot dead and two others arrested near the Shangri-La hotel at 4.35 am on Sunday (May 31).

A police statement released today said the men had stopped at a police vehicular checkpoint set up along Ardmore Park. 

The Shangri-La Dialogue is taking place at the hotel.

When asked to open the car boot for checks, the driver accelerated towards Anderson Road. 

In spite of police warnings to stop, the driver continued to crash through the barricades, endangering the lives of the officers. 

Police officers then opened fire on the vehicle. 

The car stopped at the junction of Orange Grove Road and Anderson Road.

Substances believed to be drugs were found on one of the men arrested.

The police said Orange Grove Road, Anderson Road and Ardmore Park are temporarily closed for police operations. 

Members of public are advised to stay away from the area.

Due to the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue, security measures including vehicle and person check points have been put up in the area.

Read the full report in our print edition on June 1. 

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