Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Drive-by shooting in Phnom Penh's Sen Sok district leaves two injured



Drive-by shooting in Phnom Penh's Sen Sok district leaves two injured

A drive-by shooting in the capital's Sen Sok district last night leaves a bullet hole in the window of a car.
A drive-by shooting in the capital's Sen Sok district last night leaves a bullet hole in the window of a car. Supplied

Drive-by shooting in Phnom Penh's Sen Sok district leaves two injured

A drive-by shooting possibly related to a "love triangle" injured a businessman and a clothing seller in the capital’s Sen Sok district last night, authorities said. No suspects have been apprehended.

The woman sustained three bullet wounds while the man took one hit, Phnom Penh Thmey commune chief Chhum Saray said. The victims were in a parked car when another car drove by showering them with a burst of shots, he said, while the suspect car's, with an unknown number of people inside, immediately fled the scene.

Saray identified the injured as 25-year-old Seng Vin, a local clothing seller, and 31-year-old Kong Ravin, a businessman living in Russey Keo district. The pair is currently receiving treatment at Calmette Hospital.
.
"By the preliminary investigation we suspect that it might be [caused by] a love triangle," he said. Five bullet casings were found at the scene.

Sen Sok district military police chief Prum Sakada said that after speaking to friends and family of the victims, authorities have identified a 34-year-old soldier from Battambang province as the primary suspect in the case.

MOST VIEWED

  • Seven positive for Covid-19, Hun Sen confirms local transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that there has been local community transmission of Covid-19. However, he urged the people not to panic even though the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of seven new cases on Sunday. Among the victims are Chhem Savuth, the director-general

  • Cambodia at ‘most critical moment’, Hun Sen warns

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the first community transmission of Covid-19 in Cambodia has led the country to the “most critical moment” that warranted urgent, large-scale operations to contain the pandemic. Hun Sen, who confirmed the first local transmission on November 28, said the source of

  • PM confirms community transmission, calls for unity

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the public to stay calm, unite and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines after the wife of a senior official tested positive for Covid-19 in the Kingdom’s first case of community transmission. The case has drawn criticism

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there