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Shooter still at large in BKK1 killing

Shooter still at large in BKK1 killing

Authorities are investigating the homicide of a man shot four times at a noodle shop in Boeung Keng Kang I commune on Monday night, while the perpetrators remain at large.

According to a police report and witness accounts, the victim, Lor Sopheap, 32, was arguing with two men outside the restaurant around 7:30pm. When the victim ran inside, he was pursued and shot in the head and stomach. He died at the scene.

“Police are checking cameras to identify the killers,” said commune police chief Kol Sophat.

At the victim’s funeral, held yesterday at Phnom Penh’s Sansam Kosal pagoda, the deceased’s wife remembered her husband as sober and loyal.

“My husband was a good man,” she said. “He never had problems with anyone.”

She disputed media reports that her husband had shouted, “I will give you the money” before fleeing into the restaurant, saying the family had never had money problems.

The owner of Sigma Textiles, where Lor Sopheap worked, said he was well-liked by his colleagues and was never involved in company disputes.

Police are still exploring what may have incited the killing.

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