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Police officer wanted in shooting

A police officer for the Ministry of Interior remains at large after he allegedly shot three partygoers, including a 12-year-old girl, on Saturday night in the capital’s Dangkor district, when a dispute erupted at a Khmer New Year party.

Pong Teuk commune police chief Vorn Saroeun identified 25-year-old Bo Kimsan as the police officer who responded to an altercation at a dance party, where the three partygoers were shot.

“He [Bo Kinsman] had a dispute with a man at the dance on the second day of Khmer New Year celebration. He used his pistol and shot the man, but the bullets also wounded other people,” the police chief said yesterday.

He added that the suspect fled the scene after the shooting and has managed to evade arrest over the holidays.

“Police know the suspect’s identity and his address. We are seeking his arrest, in order to bring him to punishment under the law,” he said.

Vorn Saroeun identified the shooting victims as 12-year-old Moeun Srey Eng, 16-year-old Ly Vannak and 48-year-old Nuth Chamroeun, who were all hospitalised for non-life threatening injuries.

To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at buthreaksmey.kongkea@phnompenhpost.com

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