Two people were shot dead in a robbery at a dog-meat vendor’s shop in Battambang province’s Mong Russey district on Saturday, and another victim is in hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
Police have yet to determine the identities of two gunmen who entered the shop in Kor Koh commune’s Kor Koh village and demanded money.
The victims were identified as Soeun Theary, 31, and Sim Channy, 22. Both were shot several times when they tried to apprehend the robbers, deputy district police chief Keo Sokhum said.
“No one knows the identities of the two armed robbers,” Sokhum said.
Sim Sophal, 23, sustained serious injuries in the attack and is being treated at the provincial hospital.
Sophal said she had handed over about $125 and was taking off her necklace and earrings to give to the gunmen when the two victims tried to seize the gun.