I urge everyone in the community to stop sharing the videos: HK CE John Lee

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Saddened by the murder that took place at Plaza Hollywood in Diamond Hill yesterday evening, June 2, Hong Kong Chief Executive Mr. John Lee gave his statement on the case.

The HK CE extends his deep condolences to the families of the two female deceased, a 22-year-old and a 26-year-old.

“Noting that members of the public may feel uneased and worried, especially as videos of the incident were widely circulated online, I urge everyone in the community to stop sharing the videos, and to extend care to family members and friends”, HK CE said.

He added that members of the public are advised to seek professional support if they experience any emotional distress.

Mr. John Lee reminded the public that the Social Welfare Department (SWD) operates a 24-hour hotline 2343 2255 to provide immediate telephone counseling, support, and referral services. Members of the public in need may call the hotline for assistance. They may also call the hotline of the Hong Kong Red Cross at 5164 5040 for assistance. He said that SWD staff have contacted the families of the deceased and the suspect, and will render assistance.

Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing on the murder case, HK Police stated in their press release issued this morning.

At about 5.15 pm, Police received reports that two women were assaulted by a man with a knife in a shopping mall on 3 Lung Poon Street.

Police officers sped to the scene and found both women lying unconscious on the floor. Sustaining multiple stab wounds, they were rushed to the United Christian Hospital. The 26-year-old woman was certified dead at 6.06 pm and the 22-year-old woman was certified dead at 6.47 pm.

After the initial investigation, Police arrested a 39-year-old man for murder at the scene. He is being detained for further inquiries.

A 12-inch-long knife in suspected connection with the case was seized at the scene.

Post-mortem examinations will be conducted later to ascertain the causes of their deaths.

An active investigation by the Regional Crime Unit of Kowloon East is underway.
Anyone who witnessed the case or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 0095 or 5975 1031.