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Hunt on for gunman in Kampong Cham

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Hunt on for gunman in Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham provincial serious crime office is searching for a gunman who killed one man and seriously injured another in the early hours of Sunday in Kampong Cham town’s Veal Vong commune.

Chan Hor, the deputy head of the serious crimes office, said on Tuesday that the deceased man was identified as Long Bun Leang, 34, who was shot in the chest. The other victim, Chhon Chenda, 23, was wounded on his right hip.

The men were attacked sometime after midnight on Sunday morning and police are yet to identify the gunman.

“The shooting is under police investigation,” Hor said.

A Kampong Cham town police officer said the shooting occurred in front of a karaoke parlour located in Village II.

Chenda, the surviving victim, told police that nine people had been drinking beer at a goldsmith’s house until midnight. He said there was no shooting or conflict during the drinking party.

After the party, Chenda said, he and Leang left on a motorbike to eat late night porridge.

About 100m down the road, he said, they overtook another motorbike. After driving another 10m, they heard four or five gunshots. As they realised they had been shot, the gunman rode away on his motorbike and escaped.

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