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Soldier charged over karaoke club shooting

A royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier was charged yesterday for shooting and injuring two people at a Phnom Penh karaoke club, said Sok Roeun, deputy prosecutor at the Municipal Court. Sok Sovann, 30, became drunk at West Karaoke in Tuol Kork district on February 10 and shot two people with a K-59 pistol after an argument, Muong Yorng, a district police officer said. Sok Sovann was arrested at about 2am and his weapon was confiscated. The victims, aged 21 and 19, were being treated at a local hospital for gunshot wounds to the buttocks and right thigh, Muong Yorng said.

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