Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Suspected Sen Sok shooter confesses to police

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.

MOST VIEWED

  • Breaking: US House passes 'Cambodia Democracy Act'

    The US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, on Monday, passed the “HR 526 Cambodia Democracy Act”, also known as the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019. If signed off by the president, the bill will allow two major sets of action to be taken against high-ranking Cambodian

  • ‘Zero-dollar’ tours under fire

    Minister of Tourism Thong Khon has blamed “zero-dollar” tour operators for the decrease in foreign tourists to Angkor Archaeological Park in the first half of this year and has called for action against them. Angkor Archaeological Park received 1.24 million foreign visitors in the first half

  • Some jobs off limits to foreigners from August

    Beginning from the second week of August, foreigners will be banned from driving taxis and tuk-tuks, as well as being motorcycle delivery drivers, street food vendors, hairdressers and product distributors among other lower-income jobs. Some white-collar jobs such as the head of human resources will

  • Chinese-owned shops are on the rise in central Phnom Penh

    Informal businesses owned by Chinese nationals are on the rise in central Phnom Penh, especially in Tonle Bassac commune, surrounding Koh Pich. Such businesses have sprung up notably in Central Market, Orussey Market, Sovanna Shopping Mall, Rattana Plaza, as well as Kakab commune across from