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Suspected Sen Sok shooter confesses to police

Military Police said on Saturday that a man had confessed to a drive-by shooting in Sen Sok district, although they did not identify him. Facebook
Military Police said on Saturday that a man had confessed to a drive-by shooting in Sen Sok district, although they did not identify him. Facebook

Suspected Sen Sok shooter confesses to police

A suspect in a drive-by shooting that injured two people last week turned himself in to Military Police on Friday.

According to the Phnom Penh gendarmerie, the suspect confessed to the shooting. Photos of the man posted on Facebook on Saturday show him handcuffed and holding a handgun.

Two people – 25-year-old Kin Vin and 31-year-old Kong Ravin – were injured after an unknown shooter sprayed bullets into their car in Sen Sok district last Monday before driving off.

Military Police did not identify the suspect, although Sen Sok district Military Police Chief Prum Sakada previously said police were looking for a 34-year-old soldier from Battambang province.

When contacted yesterday, Sakada directed questions to Military Police spokesman Eng Hy, who said he had not received information about the confession yet.

Huor Mengvang, Sen Sok district police chief, said yesterday that a love triangle was rumoured to have been the motivation but that police are still investigating.