Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Men arrested after victim killed in KTV parlour shooting

Men arrested after victim killed in KTV parlour shooting

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The murder weapon – a black Glock 19 handgun. NATIONAL POLICE

Men arrested after victim killed in KTV parlour shooting

Provincial police on Sunday sent the case of three Chinese nationals to court after a compatriot was shot dead in a Sihanoukville KTV parlour.

Preah Sihanouk provincial deputy police chief Kol Phally told The Post that the suspects and the victim went to the KTV parlour together for the evening.

In the early hours of Friday morning, an argument broke out after alcohol had been consumed, with the victim taking out a pistol and threatening the suspects. The suspects tried to take the gun from the victim, with the weapon discharging, hitting the man in the abdomen.

Phally said that the victim was a 28-year-old Chinese man who was staying at a nearby Sihanoukville hotel.

He was sent to Preah Sihanouk referral hospital, where he later died from a single gunshot wound.

“Regarding the weapon used to kill the man, the victim carried the gun [into the club] himself. We are investigating the suspects, and they will be charged with taking the weapon from the victim, which led to the shooting and his death,” Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief Chhuon Narin told The Post.

Police retrieved a black Austrian-made Glock 19 handgun and a magazine containing 11 bullets at the scene of the crime.

Police report shows that officers arrested a further 10 people in connection with the shooting – including two female witnesses – at the crime scene who will undergo questioning by the police.


  • ‘Education’ a priority traffic-law penalty

    A top National Police official on June 21 neither rejected nor confirmed the authenticity of a leaked audio message, which has gone viral on social media, on a waiver of fines for a number of road traffic-related offences. General Him Yan, deputy National Police chief in

  • Siem Reap’s $18M zoo said to educate public, help wildlife

    Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium Co Ltd has invested $18 million in a zoo in Siem Reap province, which will be opened in October to educate and promote animal conservation as well as attract national and international tourists. Currently, the Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium is building the

  • Volunteer scheme to foster ‘virtuous’ humanitarian spirit

    A senior education official said volunteer work contributes to solidarity and promotes a virtuous humanitarian spirit among the youth and communities. Serei Chumneas, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, made the comment during the opening of a training programme called “

  • Chinese firms unveil preliminary results on metro, monorail for capital

    Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol and representatives from China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC) and its parent company, the state-owned China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), met on June 24 for talks on results of the firms’ preliminary study on a potential metro

  • Nestle’s debut may spur dairy market

    Leading confectionery manufacturer Nestle plans to invest in Cambodia by setting up an operation in the near future, a move majorly hailed by local dairy farmers as a means of boosting the fresh milk market in the Kingdom. During a visit by a delegation led

  • ACLEDA, WU to enable global money transfers

    Cambodia's largest commercial bank by total assets ACLEDA Bank Plc and global money transfer firm Western Union (WU) have partnered to offer customers cross-border money transfers to 200 countries via “ACLEDA mobile” app. In Channy, president and group managing director of ACLEDA, said the June 22 agreement