Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man shot in head in Russey Keo




Man shot in head in Russey Keo

A medic tends to Sum Kemsrim, 20, who was shot on New Year’s Day near the Ly Yong Phat Bridge. Investigators say they have no suspects. Fresh News
A medic tends to Sum Kemsrim, 20, who was shot on New Year’s Day near the Ly Yong Phat Bridge. Investigators say they have no suspects. Fresh News

Man shot in head in Russey Keo

A 20-year-old man is on his deathbed after being shot in the head by an unknown assailant as he walked down the street in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district on Monday night.

Svay Pak Commune Police Chief Him Kimsan said victim Sum Kemsrim, from Kandal province, was walking his motorbike near the Ly Yong Phat Bridge with two friends when he was shot. The two friends, who were trailing about 20 metres behind him on the unlit street, said they could not see how many shooters there were.

“We have not discovered the real motive, or even the appearance of the suspects,” he said.

Kemsrim survived the shooting and was taken to hospital, but Sum Kemsros, the sister of the victim, said she brought her brother home yesterday after doctors said there was nothing they could do to save his life, as the bullet was lodged too deep in his brain. Her brother, whom she described as a “gentle” man, had gone to Phnom Penh for New Year’s Eve.

“I invited a holy man to preach so that he might get some dharma before he dies,” Kemsros said. “I have no hope he can survive.”

MOST VIEWED

  • First Khmer woman to pass out of West Point

    The life of a soldier certainly isn’t for everyone. The training is gruelling, the hours long and there’s no room for excuses. On top of that, soldiers must be ready to respond to sudden threats at a moment’s notice. Just ask Sithyka

  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • Deminers unearth ancient lion statue

    Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that a statue of a lion was found by mine clearance experts while they were digging for a development project. It was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts last