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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.
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"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.

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